• What a Thing Is, Until It Isn't: Nava Grunfeld and The New Still Life

    5 monthes ago - By Artist in an A-frame

    In a letter to T.W. Higginson written in August 1862, Emily Dickinson wrote:
    I think you would like the Chestnut Tree, I met in my walk. It hit my notice suddenly - and I thought the Skies were in Blossom.
    Dickinson came upon a chestnut tree in Amherst, Massachusetts and sees it, “suddenly,” which is odd. She was likely to have traveled the same paths on her walks, so she would have knownthe pattern of trees, the hedges, the houses and winding drives, and how to step around onto slate where the mud might be thick. So she was probably thinking - rather than seeing - as she walked, not...
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