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Paintings, December 2009

#1 December 2009

Acrylic on paper, 30 x 22 inches.

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From my notes about this painting...

December 20, 2009.
Montreal, morning.

I heard—
“We will go then, you and I,
where horizon meets the sky”

December 24, 2009.
Oakland, morning.

I heard
“It is the beauty of the world now is all I have to give.”

I made
#1 December

late in the month
when I could see only darkness
spreading over the earth.

But in the making of the dark
came a point of light
that cut and spread through the blackness
and down to us below.



#1, December 2009. The Birth of the Light.
Acrylic on paper, 30 x 22 inches.

It says on the painting, “It was a very solemn thing—“



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