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I was tickled in my spine and soul as well as my eye as by a good wine… I love the fact that the trees are in a static frenzy, arrested always in motion so they stay in the painting (unlike Van Gogh’s) and do not jump out of it, that is what I mean by “static” and yet are furiously alive and waving, rounded, fertile, flossy, rich, velvety... You have always observed and recorded the trees as if they were a lover’s face so one feels a passion for trees looking at them.

                                   - May Sarton to Polly Thayer (Starr), November 1941

“The Bitter Thing” springs from a depth of  lyrical imagination infrequently found in American art.                                             - N.Y. American, February 13, 1932