Sunday, October 20, 2019

Tongues in Trees

 Tongues in Trees
at a Winterthur rock sculpture installation
painted plein air as part of the Brandywine Plein
Air Festival on October 18, 2019
14" x 11" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough 100%
cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $500

The plein air setup

The stone engraving

Tongues in trees,
books in running brooks,
sermons in stones,
and good in everything.
-William Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act 2, Scene 1, Line 15

FYI: "Shakespeare is having the duke purposely (deliberately) conclude that nature "speaks" more eloquently and truly than people with their tongues, books, and sermons. Stones (inanimate objects) turn out to be better company than people who seek favors by using flattery, charm, etc."

The sculpture setting

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