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and then he promised there were exciting times ahead

an original mixed media painting on cradled wood panel

9 x 12 x 1 1/2 inches

ready to hang – wire hanger attached in back

an original ink drawing is at the heart of this painting

the rest is acrylic, collage, found book paper, vintage library card, pieces of wax monoprints, ink, wash

all of it unified with a heavy gloss varnish – like glass

O, swear not by the moon, th’ inconstant moon,
That monthly changes in her circle orb,
Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.
~ William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible.
~ Hannah Arendt

I wanted change and excitement and to shoot off in all directions myself, like the colored arrows from a Fourth of July rocket.
~ Sylvia Plath

a medium-sized painting in attractive gradations of colour, with layers of detail to hold the viewer

shipped with care: with masonite or other board for protection

everything from my store comes with an extra art surprise


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