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"I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done so since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence.
 I much prefer history – true or feigned– with its varied applicability to the thought and experience of readers.
 I think that many confuse applicability with allegory, but the one resides in the freedom of the reader,
and the other in the purposed domination of the author."  J.R.R. Tolkien

So then, this is a landscape. There is no pretense to be more than than, nor to tell anyone how they should view it.
For anyone who simply sees it as a decently executed landscape painting, I am grateful, and there it ends.  But every artist's
inner life affects the way they see. It filters and gives their composition and technique minute direction as they
attempt to execute their vision. As a follower of Jesus Christ, I tend to see life as a journey on a long and at
times lonely path. It is not a sprint. It is a marathon. A long run...


Ink studies develop the composition...

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