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Nizdos

2007

Watercolor,graphite, colored pencil and gesso on 300 lb. paper

30 x 22″ deckled edges

37.5 x 30″ framed

“Nizdos” is an ancient indo-european word for nest. Literally meaning, “place where the bird sits down.” My resident dinosaur-like iguana fit perfectly into the watercolor abstraction.
The same reptile afternoon produced a nest for my studio. Bits and pieces of dog hair and left over screens from the hurricane rebuild were woven in grass and sticks.

Practicing for Nyeopi in Bali

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art urges voyages,

and it is easier to stay home."

Gwendolyn Brooks

 

 

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