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This body of work is currently on display at Tiny Llama Gallery, Thomas WV

In lieu of an artist statement, I released the poem, To Walk In Tall Grasses to accompany this body of work. Read the full poem below.

Visit the show at Tiny Llama Gallery through August 31st, or purchase prints and originals below. Please note, the signed prints below are limited edition. I will make my best effort to update this site as soon as work is sold out, but you are welcome to text me before purchasing at 412-400-8263

PRINTS:

Sycamore Summer

Sycamore Summer – signed print

First run, signed limited edition print on archival paper. From the 2019 series “To Walk In Tall Grasses”. 8.5″ x 11″ on matte board

$30.00


Sycamore Summer – original painting

“Sycamore Summer” – original watercolor painting on archival paper From the 2019 series “To Walk In Tall Grasses” 9″ x 12″ framed

$320.00

Honey House (prints only – original is sold)

Honey House – signed print

First run, signed limited edition print on archival paper. From the 2019 series “To Walk In Tall Grasses”. 8.5″ x 11″ on matte board

$30.00

Springhouse Picnic

Springhouse Picnic – signed print

First run, signed limited edition print on archival paper. From the 2019 series “To Walk In Tall Grasses”. 8.5″ x 11″ on matte board

$30.00


Springhouse Picnic – original painting

“Springhouse Picnic” – original watercolor painting on archival paper From the 2019 series “To Walk In Tall Grasses” 9″ x 12″ framed

$320.00

Locust Pond –

Locust Pond – signed print

First run, signed limited edition print on archival paper. From the 2019 series “To Walk In Tall Grasses”. 8.5″ x 11″ on matte board

$30.00


Locust Pond – original painting

“Locust Pond” – original watercolor painting on archival paper From the 2019 series “To Walk In Tall Grasses” 12″ x 9″

$320.00

Blue Spruce Drive

Blue Spruce Drive – signed print

First run, signed limited edition print on archival paper. From the 2019 series “To Walk In Tall Grasses”. 8.5″ x 11″ on matte board

$30.00


Blue Spruce Drive – original painting

“Blue Spruce” – original watercolor painting on archival paper From the 2019 series “To Walk In Tall Grasses” 12″ x 9″

$320.00

Fertile Soil

Fertile Soil – signed print

First run, signed limited edition print on archival paper. From the 2019 series “To Walk In Tall Grasses”. 8.5″ x 11″ on matte board

$30.00


Fertile Soil – original painting

“Blue Spruce” – original watercolor painting on archival paper From the 2019 series “To Walk In Tall Grasses” 12″ x 9″

$320.00

Cattail Sunset (only 2 prints left)

Cattail Sunset – signed print

First run, signed limited edition print on archival paper. From the 2019 series “To Walk In Tall Grasses”. 6×8″ on foam board

$20.00


Cattail Sunset – original painting

From the 2019 series “To Walk In Tall Grasses”. Original watercolor painting, signed and framed. 6″ x 8″

$130.00

Early Grasses (prints only – original is sold)

Early Grasses – signed print

First run, signed limited edition print on archival paper. From the 2019 series “To Walk In Tall Grasses”. 6×8″ on foam board

$20.00

Golden Grasses (only 2 prints left – original is sold)

Golden Grasses – signed print

First run, signed limited edition print on archival paper. From the 2019 series “To Walk In Tall Grasses”. 6×8″ on foam board

$20.00

TO WALK IN TALL GRASSES
by E. May

Five years later, I notice the unending species of grasses
Surrounding summer wildflowers on this West Virginia farm.
Everything starts as new. I had to learn
The sensual curves of these panoramic mountains,
The whir of a rushing spring,
The sweetness of peaches in July.
Names were given: Peepers. Butterfly Milkweed. Dolan’s tractor.
Through blossoms and retreats, the land turns
From frozen tundra to temperate jungle
And I call it home, because we plant gardens together.
I can now predict which hill a storm will come over,
And exactly how long I have to protect things that need cover in a deluge.

When I am patient and the weather is right
I can sit for hours in the same patch of grasses
Watching as the light presents each leaf as green, then yellow, then clear.
I feel them ache as they reach ever higher, gifting tiny flowers
To everyone: To the smallest of wild pollinators,
To the thickening summer air, and to my own very blessed eyes

A quotation meanders into my mind as I paint these once-wild mountains:
“Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth”

Still — Unless by digging
I might not know of the grassroots
Holding me up on this planet
But when floodwaters raise the creek bed
And toss boulders downstream like beach balls in the ocean tide
I remember to be grateful for how tightly this root web holds.

Still — What I focus on
Becomes infinitely more detailed.
I squint and breathe deeper.
I sense things that must be invisible.
I embrace things out of my control, like the rain
And the truth
And the bees.

Still — Knowing is less than knowing.
I have learned so much by looking closely
That when I come out of doors
To walk in tall grasses
I finally notice how little I see.