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France Jodoin

From October 17th to November 3rd, The Other Landscape featuring the latest body of works of France Jodoin will be on view in the Stone Distillery Gallery. Working with oil on linen, Jodoin focuses on interpreting and contemporizing the art of landscapes. For the artist, a landscape is a scene that invites the viewer to linger, self-reflect, dream and to take us away from our everyday life. They are not simply mere depictions of natural scenery but tell a tale of past and present. Jodoin’s landscapes are not intended as historical depictions, rather the artist wants the viewer to create their own stories based on their experience and perspective. Known for the ethereal quality of her paintings, she beautifully captures shifting scenes, as she transports her viewers to another time and place. Behind each coat of paint is a story, a moment that the artist has saved and transposed into her work. Capturing the ephemeral, her paintings are an amalgamation of the past and present. For The Other Landscape, Jodoin considered the origin of the word. "Landscape" entered the modern English language as landskip (variously spelt), an Anglicization of the Dutch landschap, around the start of the 17th century, purely as a term used to describe works of art, with its first use as a word for a painting in 1598. 

Born in 1961 in a small rural village near Montreal, France Jodoin has been exhibiting in gallery and museums in Canada, the United States and Europe for the past 17 years. She currently lives and works in Cowansville, Quebec.

Disturbing the dust in a bowl of pink leaves
Oil on linen
60" x 60"

Across the sand shadows come and go
Oil on linen
48" x 48"

I have heard the mermaids singing
Oil on linen
30" x 30"

I lived in a small house near a fashionable square
Oil on linen
40" x 60"

I sleep till dusk is dipped in grey
Oil on linen
40" x 80"

Muddy feet that press to early coffee stands
Oil on linen
60" x 60"

Leave your shoes at the door and prepare for life
Oil on linen
72" x 60"

Pour new seas in my eyes
Oil on linen
80" x 70"

Singing alone with a crown of gold
Oil on linen
48" x 24"

Step lightly on this narrow spot
Oil on linen
40" x 60"

The jade king and the ivory pebbles
Oil on linen
30" x 60"

Whose nest is in a watered shoot
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"

Your cup is ruby-rimmed
Oil on linen
60" x 72"

Time yet for a hundred undecisions
Oil on linen
48" x 48"

What is summer in a fine brocaded gown
Oil on linen
24" x 24"

When light rode high and the dew was gone
Oil on linen
72" x 60"

An old isle is just my style
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"

Who is that could live an hour
Oil on linen
36" x 48"

Then came spring, rose in hand
Oil on linen
60" x 54"

I never saw the sea, yet know what a wave must be
Oil on linen
54" x 60"

When it is summer in the light and winter in the shade
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
Hidden under the dove's wing
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"

Where the seagull's foot rested and locked for a moment
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"

Des yeux comme des lucarnes
Oil on linen
72” x 64”

Other echoes inhabit the garden
Oil on linen
40" x 40"

Taking any route, starting from anywhere
Oil on linen
36" x 36"

If you came this way in May – revisited
Oil on linen
48” X 36”
 
STUDIES ON PAPER, PANEL AND LINEN

Study of castles, Duckett House (Ireland) no 03
Watercolour and tempera on paper
9.75" x 12.75"

Study of castles, Duckett House (Ireland) no 04
Watercolour and tempera on paper
9.75" x 12.75"

Study of castles, Shankill Castle (Ireland) no 05
Watercolour and tempera on paper
10.75" x 13.75"

Study of castles, Kilkenny (Ireland) no 06
Watercolour and tempera on paper
14.75" x 10.75"
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Study of castles, Waterford (Ireland) no 07
Watercolour and tempera on paper
19.75" x 10.75"

Study of castles, Duckett House (Ireland) no 08
Watercoulour and tempera on paper
9.75" x 12.75"

Study of castles, Munster (Ireland) no 09
Watercolour and tempera on Arches paper
9.75" x 12.75"

Study of castles, Duckett House (Ireland) no 10
Watercolour and tempera on paper
10.75" x 13.75"

Study of castles, Château Charles Albert (Belgium) no 11
Watercolour and tempera on paper
10.75" x 13.75"

Study of castles, Dublin (Ireland) no 12
Watercolour and tempera on paper
10.75" x 13.75"

Study of trees, Shankill Castle (Ireland) no 01
Watercolour and tempera on paper
12.75" X 9.75"
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Study of trees, Shankill Castle (Ireland) no 02
Watercolour and tempera on paper
9" X 26"

Série d'études sur la mer no 01
Oil on linen
12" x 12"

Série d'études sur la mer no 02
Oil on linen
12" x 12"

Série d'études sur la mer no 05
Oil on linen
12" x 12"

Série d'études sur la mer no 06
Oil on linen
12" x 12"

Série d'études sur la mer no 92
Oil on wood panel
10" x 14"

Série d'études sur la mer no 205
Oil on wood panel
10" x 14"

Série d'études sur la mer no 206
Oil on wood panel
10" x 14"

Série d'études sur la mer, Ballinskelligs (Irlande) no 15
Watercolour and tempera on Arches paper
11.75" X 15"

Série d'études sur la mer, Ballinskelligs (Irlande) no 02
Watercolour and tempera on Arches paper
13.25" X 11"

Série d'études sur la mer, Ballinskelligs (Irlande) no 07
Watercolour and tempera on Arches paper
9.25" X 29.5"

Série d'études sur la mer - Ballinskelligs (Irlande) no 08
Watercolour and tempera on Arches paper
9.25" x 23"

Série d'études sur la mer, Ballinskelligs (Irlande) no 09
Watercolour and tempera on Arches paper
9.25" x 23.25"
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The little things in life were the big things
Oil on linen
60" x 72"
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A boarder fantasy of branches and flowers
Oil on linen
30" x 30"
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Before the useful trouble of rain
Oil on linen
60" x 54"
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Committed to the silent plains from the earliest dawn
Oil on linen
30" x 30"
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I would roam and play with the mermaids
Oil on linen
60" x 48"
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Like red threads loosened from the sky
Oil on linen
36" x 30"
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Noise of songs and clapping hands
Oil on linen
24" x 24"
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Red cloth over the rusty green iron table
Oil on linen
60" x 40"
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Tell me where the senses mix
Oil on linen
24" x 24"
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The fog rubs its back upon the window panes
Oil on linen
30" x 30"
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The gentlest look of spring that calls from yonder leafy shade
Oil on linen
30" x 36"
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The sleepy rhythm of a hundred hours
Oil on linen
48" x 48"
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The thoughtful soul to solitude retires
Oil on linen
48" x 24"
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Would the lady and the gentleman wish to take their tea in the garden
Oil on linen
24" x 36"
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The golden fog that rubs its back upon the window panes (part I)
Oil on linen
70" x 80"
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There's no gramophones, no motor cars
Oil on linen
48" x 48"
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I shall wear the bottom of my trousers rolled
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
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I remember a slice of lemon pie and a bitten macaroon
Oil on linen
60" x 72"
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From the wide window towards the granite shore
Oil on linen
36" x 48"
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The sun and the fog contested the government of the day
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
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Enough to take your step and find your foothold
Oil on linen
48" x 24"
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If it rains, let's play chess
Oil on linen
60" x 60"
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Light that is dappled with shadows
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
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My dwelling is the shadow of the night
Oil on linen
36" x 24"
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Our gaze is submarine, our eyes look upward
Oil on linen
48" x 24"
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Return at the hour of conversation
Oil on linen
30" x 30"
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Towards the door we open into the rose garden
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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When by chance a face peers from an empty house
Oil on linen
48" x 36"
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Return gently at twilight, gently go at dawn
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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Shifting shadows of palaces and strips of sky
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
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The shadow lies like wine within a cup
Oil on linen
36" x 24"
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There they were, dignified, invisible
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
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These are private words addressed to you in public
Oil on linen
30" x 30"
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Where the merchants were the kings
Oil on linen
60" x 60"
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Like feathers on the back of my hand
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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Like three white leopards sitting under juniper trees
Oil on linen
60" x 60"
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Homage to Gabriel von Max (Monkeys sitting on wood crate)
Oil on linen
64” X 72”
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Faith, doubt and democracy
Oil on linen
60" x 48"
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Disturbing the dust in a bowl of rose leaves
Oil on linen
40” X 40”
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If the lady and the gentleman wish to take their tea in the garden
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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Pillars, marble steps and balconies
Oil on linen
36" x 48"
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For all her blue eyes and her quiet ways
Oil on linen
24" x 48"
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Quand le ciel et la mer se sont épousés
Oil on linen
40" x 80"
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The quiet-colored end of evening
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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I would roam and play with the mermaids
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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I remember a slice of apricot pie and a bitten macaroon
Oil on linen
24" x 48"
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Down silent courts and secret passages
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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Carefully selected postcards sent from exotic cities (diptych)
Oil on linen
30" x 60"
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We had evidence and no doubt
Oil on linen
60" x 60"
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Sur le palier des plages
Oil on linen
60" x 60"
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Il n'y a d'incontesté que le silence
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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Dust in sunlight and memory in corners
Oil on linen
40” X 40”
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Tall and stately
Oil on linen
60" x 48"
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My dwelling is the shadow of the night
Oil on linen
48" x 36"
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Le silence permet de contempler l'autre
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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Light laughs in the breeze in her castle of sunshine
Oil on linen
40" x 40"
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The murmuring shell of time
Oil on linen
24" x 48"
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If it rains, we shall play a game of chess
Oil on linen
40" x 40"
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Hidden under coral islands
Oil on linen
48" x 24"
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If you came this way in May time
Oil on linen
48" x 36"
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If I think of a king at nightfall
Oil on linen
60" x 48"
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So fine was the morning except for a streak of wind here and there
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
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The first-met stranger in the waning dusk
Oil on linen
60" x 60"
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Where are the eagles and the trumpets
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
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For her blue eyes and her quiet ways
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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If the lady and the gentleman wish to take their tea in the garden
Oil on linen
48" x 48"
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When the dove's foot rested and locked for a moment
Oil on linen
24" x 24"
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Les minuits baignés de poèmes
Oil on linen
48" x 36"
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Winds long to play
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
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Le chant de l'exilé
Oil on linen
48" x 60"
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Fragments of the afternoon
Oil on linen
24" x 48"
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Sculpted in stone on the poet's pages
Oil on linen
40" x 40"
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A Bloom more sudden than that of summer
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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Barges, like scattered old shoes, zealously trample gothic facades
Oil on linen
30" x 30"
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Le silence est un peu de ciel qui descend vers l'homme
Oil on linen
48" x 24"
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I heard the beat of the centaur's hoofs
Oil on linen
72" x 60"
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Her palaces are crumbling to the sea
Oil on linen
30" x 30"
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Dust in sunlight, memory in corner
Oil on linen
48" x 48"
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Like vanishing dew
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
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Le silence, dernier refuge de la liberté
Oil on linen
30" x 30"
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My heart is like a singing bird
Oil on linen
48" x 36"
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My window pane is a garden of frost (diptych)
Oil on linen
30" x 60"
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Pour new seas into my eyes - revisited
Oil on linen
60" x 54"
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Taking any route, starting anywhere
Oil on linen
60" x 60"
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Through the remembered gate
Oil on linen
30" x 30"
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To be a tree and read the memory of the leaves
Oil on linen
36" x 24"
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Where we drift in green silence
Oil on linen
40" x 40"
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Long Fingers Extended to the Lagoon
Oil on linen
54" x 54"
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We will go home when it rains
Oil on linen
24" x 24"
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Behaving as the wind behave
Oil on linen
72" x 60"
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Les balcons qui colportent
Oil on linen
48" x 48"
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Silent Rows the Songless Gondolier
Oil on linen
30" x 30"
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The Sweet Sharp Sense of a Fugitive Day
Oil on linen
60" x 54"
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Raise me a dais of silk and down
Oil on linen
54" x 54"
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I shall not hear the rain
Oil on linen
54" x 54"
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Présence de l’absence
Oil on linen
48" x 60"
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What Might Have Been is an Abstraction
Oil on linen
36" x 108"
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Among Some Talk of You and Me
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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Mount the steps and ring the bell
Oil on linen
36" x 48"
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A Gentleman in a Dustcoat
Oil on linen
48" x 36"
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The seeds of smiles are planted
Oil on linen
60" x 48"
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Your cup is ruby rimmed
Oil on linen
60" x 54"
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A tear more rare than pearl
Oil on linen
30" x 30"
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Half forgotten kings
Oil on linen
60" x 48"
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The centuries of June
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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Défiant, calme et seul
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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An afternoon of rumors
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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Shadows hold their breath
Oil on linen
72" x 60"
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Pour son silence où glisse une odeur de jasmin
Oil on linen
36" x 48"
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Under the fog of a winter dawn
Oil on linen
60" x 72"
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Frost weaves a labyrinth of flowers
Oil on linen
36" x 36"

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Where the Chalk Wall Falls
Oil on linen
84" x 60"
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Midwinter spring is its own season
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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Be born and think
Oil on linen
40" x 80"
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They glide like dancers into the wide hall
Oil on linen
36” X 48”
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Still waving long after the ship was gone
Oil on linen
54" x 60"
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The jade king and the blue pebbles
Oil on linen
24" x 24"
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Do I dare eat a peach
Oil on linen
60" x 72"
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Dust in sunlight and memory in corners
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
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An old white horse galloped away into the meadow
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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A new world and the old made explicit
Oil on linen
40" x 80"
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Where the Doges used to wed the sea with rings
Oil on linen
72" x 60"
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Stops and steps of the mind over the third stair
Oil on linen
24" x 48"
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Time future contained in time past
Oil on linen
60" x 60"
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Like vaporous shapes half seen
Oil on linen
48" x 24"
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After the novels, the teacups and the skirts that trail along the floor
Oil on linen
48" x 48"
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A print of a vermillion foot
Oil on linen
48" x 24"
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The smoky candle, end of time
Oil on linen
60" x 48"
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I have measured out my life with coffee spoons
Oil on wood panel
48" x 48"
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I shall wear the bottom of my trousers rolled
Oil on linen
48" x 48"
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Till the wind shakes a thousand whispers
Oil on linen
24" x 24"
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It were folly fair dame
Oil on linen
54" x 54"
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Teach me half the gladness that your brain must know
Oil on linen
60" x 48"
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The seeds of smiles are planted
Oil on linen
36" x 36"
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We follow thee until thou notice us no more
Oil on linen
54" x 60"
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Long by the garden gate I stood
Oil on linen
24" x 36"
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It was the limit of my dream
Oil on linen
48" x 60"
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The golden fog that rubs its back upon the window panes (part II)
Oil on linen
70" x 80"
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It's a funny thing how I draw court cards
Oil on panel
40" x 40"
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Every street lamp I pass beats like a drum
Oil on linen
48" x 48"
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