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Angel underway:
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(The ribbons behind the ears of Eastern angels always flutter, to indicate they perpetually hear the whisper of God.)

And, with thanks to Lisa S., who sent it way long ago:

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.

Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting—
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

             ~ 'Wild Geese'  by Mary Oliver

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'He is not Here'


'He is not Here' by Lou Rogers.  Oil on canvas.

Thank you, kind and faithful Friends, for sticking with me through this time. I'm
hoping to have a memorial show of my mother's work in Boulder, Colorado,
September 14th 2007, at the Myriad Gallery. This must be finalized, but that's my aim.

Soon I should be posting more images of my own creatures, too.

My best to you all,
Forest

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And Another Angel...

For a Russian  Orthodox Cathedral dome in Pennsylvania.  There were 12 angels in a ring, each with a wingspan of approximately 14 feet. They were, with the madonna in the apse, my part of the project. It was possible to begin them on canvas (seen here) in studio, then affix them to the dome, and do some finishing in situ. A fascinating experience...

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