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Analog Beauty – Jordan Trethewey

Dad’s Second Canvas My father doesn't understand small scale. His preferred medium, sculpting softwood logs with a chainsaw, his first painting: a 32” X 40” anybody-can-do-that piece of abstract expressionist splatter. I asked for it to encourage new exploration. It hangs in my stairwell, peripherally gathering dust while our lives pass by. Dad hung his second and last canvas, in his childhood home for his mother after his father's death. It was an if- I-can-do-it-you-can-do-it-you-ca...

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