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Artist's Statement


The following poem was the inspiration for this series.

It doesn’t have to be the blue iris,

it could be weeds in a vacant lot,

or a few small stones: 

just pay attention, then patch a few small words together and don’t try to make them elaborate, this isn’t a contest

but a doorway 

into thanks, and a silence in which 

another voice may speak.

- Mary Oliver