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Winged Life
Winged Life
Encaustic and oil on wood
11"H x 26"W x 2.75"D
2012

The title of Winged Life is taken from the conclusion to Walden in which Thoreau tells the story of a beetle that gnawed it’s way out of an apple tree table after having been stuck inside the wood as an egg for sixty years: “Who knows what beautiful and winged life . . . may unexpectedly come forth amidst society’s most trivial and handselled furniture to enjoy it’s perfect summer life at last!”