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Anansi's Trove


Anansi's Trove
Where do forgotten memories end up?  Here they are guarded by Anansi, the Spider God of African lore.  He is the Trickster, just like Coyote in Native American tales, and the father of the Uncle Remus stories.  This painting began when I spotted the Camelline bottle in the bargain bin outside the antique store in downtown Graton CA.  It evoked for me the joys, as a lad, of exploring barns and old outbuildings in Colorado.  I really wanted to capture the mysterious lambent light.  Debbie, my sister-in-law, emailed me a photo of Milo Monroe Fish (1851-1913), my great-grandfather, and it all came together.

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