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"UNCOMMON OBJECTS"






Armchair Traveler
Size: 16 x 20


Reach
Size: 16 x 20


Jonnie's Talk
Size: 16 x 20
GLENN TOMLINSON
Watercolorist

ARTISTS STATEMENT

“…Newly arrived and quite ignorant of the languages of the Levant, Marco Polo could express himself only by drawing objects from his baggage – drums, salt fish, necklaces of wart hog’s teeth – and pointing to them with gestures, leaps, cries of wonder or of horror, imitating the bay of the jackal, the hoot of the owl.

The connections between one element of the story and another were not always obvious to the emperor; the objects could have various meanings: a quiver filled with arrows could indicate the approach of war, or an abundance of game, or else an armorer’s shop; an hourglass could mean time passing, or time past, or sand, or a place where hourglasses are made.

But what enhanced for Kublai every event or piece of news reported by his inarticulate informer was the space that remained around it, a void not filled with words. The descriptions of cities Marco Polo visited had this virtue: you could wander through them in thought, become lost, stop and enjoy the cool air, or run off.”

- from Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino


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Terms of Sale
All works can be picked up at LKMix after the show closes on May 16. If you need a work to be shipped, please contact the curator, Betty Wilson, at Craft Gallery, (561) 585 7744 to discuss costs and to make arrangements.

 

"Another Betty Wilson Creation"

 






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