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Drawing the Line (graphics and text by A. Leon Miler)

October 5, 2011

Drawing the Line

You can draw a single line, cross it over as many times as you want, fill the whole page, bring it back to the beginning, and you will be able to make every crossing weave over and under perfectly.  I think I figured this out in high school English class, probably during Emily Dickinson (“I never saw a moor, /I never saw the sea;/ Yet know I how the heather looks, /And what a wave must be.”)

It is just 2 lines plus the eye.  It started out as meeting notes in a meeting about something important I suppose.

It’s no one in particular, or maybe just the watcher taking it all in, nonsense with the sense, and keeping a placid face to keep the things behind the eyes from showing out.  Demure?  Maybe.  Humble?  No.  In the end, it’s just 2 lines painted in shades of purple with complements of yellow, plus the  blue eye.

But is it art?  Heck if I know.

“Here’s looking at you…”

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