Tin Feather

Tin Feather

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2015

Acrylic on Canvas   
16 x 40 in

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Gallery Wrapped

Great billows of summer cloud roll over an endless golden field. Blades of grass bend under a tall sky, painted in deep, clear hues. A breeze blows through the solitary place of contemplation.

The tin man soaks in the reality of his decision. An opened lock and a key fall from his hand. Often a symbol of darkness, of omens and carrion, the raven spreads his wings. Here, he serves a more universal purpose. The raven is whatever lurks inside, whatever weighs us down.

This piece is a parable, a strong, simple image depicting the act of letting go.