Peter Clothier arrived in Los Angeles in the early 1970's as a poet, and met his wife-to-be Ellie Blankfort, who was actively exploring the younger set of artists. The poet in him could not appreciate the work he was seeing, but he especially could not get Gary Lloyd’s show at the Orlando Gallery, which he found particularly offensive, out of his head. The reaction came out in the form of a poem almost 30 pages long. Presenting it to the artist, who, far from taking offense, embraced it. This resulted in a collaboration called “Bob Went Home.” Thus Clothier had his personal epiphany, and the beginning of a decades long commitment to art criticism for many of the most prominent art magazines. Gary Lloyd, who is presently living and creating in Macau, China, also adds his own perspective on this long ago collaboration.