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Homage to Cambria

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Artist's Statement:

The yellow rose and its companion bud are from life, and I see their beauty and intense color as the painting's focal point. The background is from my imagination, but many viewers think it representational. Of course, what one viewer "sees" as the reality being represented often differs substantially from the reality "seen" by another.


Oil on Canvas

16 x 16 in


You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind.

Rod Serling The Twilight Zone: Complete Stories

There are flowers everywhere for people who want to see them.

​often attributed to Honoré Balzac as a translation of words he wrote in French


Does not this comprehend all, in fact? . . . A little garden in which to walk, and immensity in which to dream. At one's feet that which can be cultivated and plucked; over head that which one can study and meditate upon: some flowers on earth, and all the stars in the sky. Victor Hugo Les Misérables trans. 1887 –– Isabel F. Hapgood



Art as an Oasis™

Art as an Oasis is a series of occasional postings from the art of Carrie Kleinberger

providing a temporary respite from both mundane and monumental cares

complimented by words of wisdom from a diversity of others.



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