Monday, August 1, 2016

Jordan Pond and the Wooden Walkway

In his essay titled "Images" Robert Hass writes that "we all live our lives in the light of primary acts of imagination, images, or sets of images..."  One of my primary images, ever since I visited Jordan Pond ages ago, and probably before, is the wooden path around the west side of the pond.  Below the planks are tree roots spreading across the ground.  Often the pond is not clearly visible, and there are large boulders everywhere.  In this 18x24 oil on canvas painting, I've tried to depict the path as an 'image'.

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