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June 18, 2014


Love this articulation of your process--seeing it so close to my own-- so good to see this "so well expressed." I also realize the connections to the process of creating my paintings-- beginning with preparing the canvas to the finished creation ( if ever really "finished").

The interaction of image and substance, when the substance is an illusion, and the pleasure of art outweighs the folly of our thinking it important, when all is vanity, is perfectly captured in the image of a novelist reading the back of the book, juxtaposed with a beautiful painting in progress by the divine Chelsea Davine. Thank you.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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