In September 2011, I completed this. It was an old smokehouse, but was recently re-built. I painted three sides of the building. It is
located at Infinity Recycling in Queen Anne's County, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I started painting the day after Hurricane Irene
went through. I worked on this at the same time I was working on the "Quilt Barn" at Crow Farm in Kent County.
I love the poem on this building. It is from Spring Psalter by
Darling, I leave you the forever unblooming
twig half-sunk in spring mud & the Nature that allows
such delicate & lasting atrocity.
Darling, darling, darling: my voice is a branch that would reach.
I leave you the ragged sky, once full of cloud & now
not. I leave you these things just as I leave
you: graceful passage from one something to the next.
Darling, even in this my voice dissipates
into hush & whiffs of light, sun-thrown, hurtle into the ground.
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