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Pieces of Spring
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I do not know which to prefer...

V>“I do not know which to prefer…
The blackbird whistling
Or just after.”
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(From 13 ways of looking at a blackbird by Wallace Stevens)
16" x 16" oil on canvas
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the only moving thing...

I > Among twenty snowy mountains, > The only moving thing > Was the eye of the blackbird. > (-Wallace Stevens)
16" x 16" oil on canvas
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I was of three minds...

II > I was of three minds, > Like a tree > In which there are three blackbirds. > >(-Wallace Stevens)
16" x 16" oil on canvas
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It was a small part...

III > The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds. > It was a small part of the pantomime. > >(-Wallace Stevens)
16" x 16" oil on canvas
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Icicles...

VI > Icicles filled the long window > With barbaric glass. > The shadow of the blackbird > Crossed it, to and fro. > The mood > Traced in the shadow > An indecipherable cause. You will accept and I will question? > >(-Wallace Stevens)
16" x 16" oil on canvas
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fluing in a green light

IX > When the blackbird flew out of sight, > It marked the edge > Of one of many circles. > >(-Wallace Stevens)
16" x 16" oil on canvas
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it marked the edge...

X > At the sight of blackbirds > Flying in a green light, > Even the bawds of euphony > Would cry out sharply. > >(-Wallace Stevens)
16" x 16" oil on canvas
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It was snowing...

XIII > It was evening all afternoon. > It was snowing > And it was going to snow. > The blackbird sat > In the cedar-limbs. > > -Wallace Stevens
16" x 16" oil on canvas
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The river is moving...


16" x 16" oil on canvas
XII > The river is moving. > The blackbird must be flying. > >(-Wallace Stevens)
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...golden birds...


16" x 16"
oil on canvas
VII > >>>Why do you imagine golden birds? > Do you not see how the blackbird > Walks around the feet > Of the women about you? > >
(-Wallace Stevens)
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He rode over Connecticut...

16" x 16"
oil on canvas
> XI > He rode over Connecticut > In a glass coach. > Once, a fear pierced him, > In that he mistook > The shadow of his equipage > For blackbirds. > >
(-Wallace Stevens)
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A time of wind

Pieces of Spring
40 x 36
A time of wind
oil on canvas
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Essence of Time

Pieces of Spring
40 x 36
Essence of time
oil on canvas
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a man and a blackbird and a woman are one...

16" x 16"
oil on canvas
> > IV >... A man and a woman and a blackbird > Are one. > This is good >
(-Wallace Stevens)
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