A painting is an unending pause.

“…that part of the country is, within itself, as unpoetical as any spot on the earth. Seeing it and its objects and inhabitants aroused feelings in me which were certainly poetry; though whether my expression of those feelings is poetry is quite another question.” Abraham Lincoln

This statement speaks to the secret power of weathered objects and quiet places.

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Click here to visit the most recent series preview. Exhibition reception on September 6th from 4:30-6:00 at Millikin University's Perkinson Gallery in Decatur, Illinois.

The shape and Belonging series have been updated lately, too.

An interview with David Linneweh of Studio Break regarding studio practice and the series of Belonging paintings can be found here.

M. Ben Cohan