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coming home

They take away our belts so that we must hold
Our trousers up. The truly mad don’t bother
And thus are oddly hobbled. Also our laces
So that our shoes do flop about our feet.
so begins Anthony Hecht’s poem ‘Coming Home’ [1976], a creative retelling of the English poet John Clare’s escape from an asylum house in Essex [...]

on the edge of painting

some thoughts on the edge of painting, or maybe on the side of painting, a casual sideways glance at some things i have been working on.

edges of some some paintings i have been working on [stacked]
on the side of painting suggests support or encouragement, to keep going. on the edge of painting is the doubt [...]

see, the sea… [yet again]

sea notes: striations of agitated sand[banks] beneath the sea’s surface, a thin tapering line of violet-grey marked the horizon on one side, the sky palest blue to mauve…

and then there was the shimmering expanse of a pearly viridian sea green, as sunbeams filtered by clouds moved over the flat mass of water…
i am trying to [...]