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“Lace Wall” · Thaw Malin Art

“Lace Wall”

"Lace Wall"

“Lace Wall”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

In the evening, I walked into the woods in North Tisbury expecting to find ripe blueberry bushes. Instead I found grove after grove of beech trees surrounded by huckleberry bushes and oaks. Beeches are singularly different than other forest dwelling trees in that they send out a root system which subdues all other root systems. The result is that from one well established tree, a grove of many others soon circle around the first. Walking from a green forest floor, suddenly into a beach grove 60 to 100 feet tall is like walking into a huge green tent with an orangey/tan dried leaf floor and all the green leaves are where the cotton canvas of the tent would be. In this particular grove I discovered the starting point of a lace stonewall built 200 or 300 years ago. As stonewalls go, a lace wall is at once economical for the builders and friendly towards the wind and the smaller animals. The holes mean less stones required, less wind resistance, and free passage for bird and beast from one side to the other…

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