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Jef Gunn / 5 Paintings

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"Red Pine Trees"    17" x 9 3/4" Encaustic on wood    1996

"All Mountains Are Above All Waters" 22 1/2'' x 24''

Encaustic, linoleum, gold leaf on wood door  &nbsp1996

"Mountains and rivers create each other endlessly."

"North" 14 1/2" x 13"

Encaustic on wood 1995

"Looking north from Blue Lake. Is earth not a woman?"

"Blue Lake Angel" 20 1/2" x 15 3/4" Encaustic, metal on wood 1996

"In the North Cascades, east of Rainy Pass, is Blue Lake, where we like to go to see the larches turn in October. It is a small, high lake in a deep bowl of snowy crags, with, somehow, a womanly feel to it."

"Cold Mountain Poem #41" 32" x 18 1/4"

Encaustic, linoleum on wood  &nbsp1996

"Most of these paintings have their begining in some event in real life. Something happens; a moment of insight or beauty. Flat space, or Medieval space helps us feel peaceful. For this reason I've long shied away from depicting real space. Lately I've been exploring a different kind of space, sometimes flat, yet open and expanding. Foreground, middleground and background are not connected in logical, real space ways; so time seems to expand. When time expands, we relax. At ease, and yet awake! The whole event takes place inside No Time."

- Jef Gunn