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Waterfire, Providence
watercolor
20x26" matted and framed

A rather strongly impressionistic version of this
recurring fair weather entertainment event in
Providence, when dozens of floating iron
baskets stocked with firewood are lit along the
river, lighting the sky and filling the water with
reflected flames. The banks of the river overflow
with people watching various watercraft float
through this fiery display, including a real
imported Venetian gondola. Various nearby
restaurants, street vendors, musicians, dancers,
mimes as well as various waterfront sculptures
provide additional entertainment. My
interpretation is about as abstract as I like to
get, with some suggestion of the  real elements
of the event protrayed.
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