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“The Poetry of Metal and Wood”   •   Oil on Panel   •   17 x 24 inches (43 x 61 cm)   •   2011

If we look at them with the right eyes, the everyday objects all around us are full of beauty and poetry. For me, nothing exemplifies this better than old handtools. Although they might have outlived their actual usefulness, they have a visual grace that new powertools lack, as well as the long memory of a useful life and all the hands that have held them tight.

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