woodcut This small tri-color woodcut is one of a series of six chairs each of which is only 3"X4" and depict different types of chairs and the shadows they cast. The chairs in this series are all chairs I have known and particularly liked.

A chair although not a person, is an indirect indication of the personal presence. It can be used as a symbol or expression of a person, reflecting an individual and particular personality and attitude.

Chairs evoke the living human presence by their very shape and placement in a room. At the same time they echo a sense of the absence of the person who is not sitting there, or of anticipation of one who is returning. The fine traces of the human form cling to the form of a chair, steeping it in the residue of emotion and spirit with which the human form is saturated.

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