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Trees & Houses

 “I was tickled in my spine and soul as well as my eye as by a good wine... And it seemed to me the texture of everything was wonderful, the trees like fur, like
seaweed, like velvet like all the things one has thought looking at them, so you want to touch each thing you paint... 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.”

                  - May Sarton to Polly Thayer (Starr), 1941

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