Escape to Freedom
This collage is inspired by the famed Rankin House in Ripley, Ohio, a beacon for slaves crossing to freedom via the Ohio River. When it was safe to cross, the Rankins lighted a candle as beacon in the window. 20 by 16, by Mo Conlan. $300, plus $25 shipping.
a poem about this artwork
By Mo Conlan
The year drifts toward dark December – and darker beyond.
What is this dark biology that courses through us?
I begin painting a nightscape—
blue-black sky and river,
and through the dark barely
visible, a lamp in the window
across the water, moonlight
catching the bow of a small boat.
This canvas reminds me of Miro -- though it was not a conscious homage. 20 by 16. $300, plus shipping, $25. Contact the artist by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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