"City Trees" ( 46" X 48") At different times there are many contemplation on the way to a paintings completion... Some over coffee and some with wine... This piece is inspired by Edna St Vincent Millay's poem "City Trees" The image is somewhat abstracted from a photo I took while sitting in a NYC courtyard cafe one autumn with my wife... The trees along this city street,
Save for the traffic and the trains,
Would make a sound as thin and sweet
As trees in country lanes.
And people standing in their shade
Out of a shower, undoubtedly
Would hear such music as is made
Upon a country tree.
Oh, little leaves that are so dumb
Against the shrieking city air,
I watch you when the wind has come,—
I know what sound is there.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
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