Adolescence- new
Sam Thurston Adolescence- new o/c
Adolescence
2020
o/c
30"x24"
NFS

I started this painting by trying to do an image that coordinated with a poem my friend Terry-Anya Hayes wrote but the image drifted so far from the poem I changed the title to what showed up.
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HER POCKET FULL OF PINS
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(sorry I have to use / marks to indicate the line endings)
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A little respite never hurt anyone,/
she said as she retired from everything,/
I'll walk the dog, that's work enough for me,/
and brush my teeth, maybe, and I think/
Fish, I think I'd like to learn to fish./
At the library, the only book she found/
on fishing was The Old Man and the Sea/
so she decided to wing it, went down to the shore/
on her pink and purple two wheeler singing/
You get a line and I'll get a pole honey,/
her pocket full of pins. And the wind blew/
like a melody suddenly remembered like/
her mother used to sing when her mother was young/
and the ocean pricked up its many ears/
and the gulls' cries broke on the rocks like clapping/
and the fish laughed and she laughed too/
and all the way home on her flower colored bike/
the wind fondled her hair as if invited/
and she decided retiring from every thing/
did not include whatever the wind wanted/
and she opened her yellow door and let him in./
Terry-Anya Hayes
1/1/15 Day 1 (5) Revised 5-20-18

Sam Thurston Adolescence- new o/c
Garden Party II
2018
o/c
16" x 21"
NFS

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Sam Thurston Adolescence- new o/c
Garden Party I
2018
o/c
22"x26"
NFS