The Collector #4

Diane and Bruce Gregory / Taylor Spence

The composition of this

fresco fascinates me

because my eye is drawn

to The Church – Our Church –

a solid building conveying

a stable sacredness while

around it streaks

of yellow light pulsate.

The car is an anomaly

encased in flowing yellow

conveying an other – worldly

essence while the other car

is almost disappeared.

The colors are phenomenal –

deep pinkish red of The Church

streaks of yellow perhaps

sunlight, purple and blue

streaks of roadway and the

green of overhanging branches,

the solidity of the dark street

sign and intricacy of the

black wrought iron fence.

This fresco by Taylor Spence

conveys so much feeling –

the sacred rootedness of The

Church, the ephemeral

other worldliness of the cars

and the permanence of the wrought

iron fence and road sign.

Diane Gregory


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