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Pelican: Who's Looking at Who?

New Release!

As an interlude, below is one of my most recent works, finished just last week –

a pelican I saw on a pre-Covid visit to Tampa, Florida Aquarium.

As I was staring at the pelican, behind glass, thinking of its beauty and captivity, I found the pelican staring back at me.

Oil on Belgian Linen

30 x 24 in

What, wouldst thou have me turn pelican,

and feed thee out of my own vitals?

William Congreve

Love for Love, Act II, Scene 1

He wondered why the pelican was the symbol of charity,

except it was that it wanted a good deal of charity to admire a pelican.

G. K. Chesterton

The Man Who Was Thursday

A wonderful bird is a pelican,

His bill will hold more than his belican.

He can take in his beak

Food enough for a week;

But I'm damned if I see how the helican.

Dixon Lanier Merritt

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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