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FAIRY TALE UNDERGOING MAJOR OVERHAUL

Hello Dear Followers, happy to report that my fairy tale –“Once Upon a Sky-Blue Tine”, that may have this image somewhere in it:

Thylias in Chicao Institute of Art(standing i front of %22Woman Descending the Staircase by Gerhard Richter, 1965

Dreaming at the Chicago Institute of Art 

 –is undergoing a major overhaul so that it may be the best work I’ve ever produced! –must take care to re-write it perfectly! –means that much to me, a risk-it-all  sort of book, an emerging from my usual writing to produce something uniquely me right now! –revealing that “at the center of my being, I have an answer, I know who I am, and I know what I want” –hence the revision, until I get it right, for who I am, and what I want.

A Lao Tzu quote

Some details about the painting I stand in front of:

Painting that I’m standing in front of:

Gerhard Richter
German, born 1932

Woman Descending the Staircase (Frau die Treppe herabgehend), 1965

Oil on canvas
198 x 128 cm (79 x 51 in.)

Roy J. and Frances R. Friedman Endowment; gift of Lannan Foundation, 1997.176

© Gerhard Richter

From the Art Institute website:

Throughout his career, Gerhard Richter has alternated between figuration and abstraction, maintaining his characteristic emotional reserve and consummate skill in both modes. The aesthetic territory that he explored in his Photo Paintings of the mid- and late 1960s tended to the assertively mundane. Most of these canvases reproduce apparently ordinary images. In this context, Woman Descending a Staircase is exceptional, distinguished by the elegance of the subject, the formality and drama of the composition, and even the work’s glossy, silver-blue brushwork. This may be Richter’s most glamorous painting. These qualities encourage speculation about the woman’s identity, which remains unknown. Woman Descending the Staircase is not, however, a celebrity portrait. More typological than individual, the work addresses the way photography and painting create impressions of beauty, elegance, and glamour.
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In Progress

At work on a new collection of new and selected poetry: “Mockery of the Owl”  –after a painting of the same name:

Painting: Mockery of the Owl by Jan van Kessel –
The Mockery of the Owl
Oil on canvas, 170 x 234 cm
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp
The fully-fledged animal painting emerged in the late 16th century with the rise of biological research and collections of rare creatures. Jan van Kessel in The Mockery of the Owl demonstrates a thorough knowledge of exotic animals. The artist uses a narrative subject as a vehicle for painting his animals.
Expect this book in 2016, from Persea