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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Intriguing simplicity

"Red Wheelbarrow," 5 x 5 acrylic on canvas

Sometimes
the simple things in life are the most profound. 

So it was several years ago when a student gave me a card of appreciation, quoting a simple poem, and adding her profound thoughts.

As a former English major, I'd somehow forgotten the poem, but it jarred my thoughts with its intriguing images and words.

Now as I look back, and read more, it is amazing how many different interpretations there are by "experts" over such few, simple words.

So here is today's little acrylic painting. Soon to be available at In Your Eye Studio & Gallery in Paseo Arts District.

Oh, the poem: 

so much depends

upon


a red wheel

barrow


glazed with rain

water


beside the white 

chickens

--William Carlos Williams, 1932 

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