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Ink, sparrow feathers and watercolor paint on paper; mounted on linen, plain weave; over stretchers; plexiglas box
Inscription (written in ink): we do not see them come/ their great wings furled/ their boundless forms infolded/ smaller than poppy seed or grain of corn/ to enter the dimensions of our world/ in time to unfold what in eternity they are/ each a great sun but dwindles to a star/ by the distances they have travelled/ higher than cupola their bright ingress/ presences vaster than the vault of night/ incorporeal mental spaces infinite/ diminished to a point & to a moment brought/ through the everywhere & nowhere invisible door/ by the many ways they know/ the thoughts of wisdom pass
The artist (died 2007), New York; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1997.
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