Benches & Chairs

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I think I started looking at benches and chairs than more than just a place to sit after I read about Van Gogh and his paintings of empty chairs and how he used them to symbolize people, in particular his friend, Paul Gauguin. He would represent himself with his pipe on his chair seat and Gauguin with a book and a lit candle. It started me on a path to look at items especially benches and chairs and wonder about the people that sat on them. Did they sit to relax their weary feet, just lean back and ponder about life, or perhaps even share their first kiss.


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