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Edition of 1945 of which 125 copies are signed 1-125, 26 copies are signed A-Z as artist's proofs; 6 are signed as dedication copies, and three sets are signed as progressives.

May 29, 1997 17-1/2" x 24" 12 colors

Model: Sheila O'Hara

Client: Paul Doty, Berkeley Horticultural Nursery, 1310 McGee Avenue, Berkeley California 94703 Telephone: (510) 526-4704
Dedication copies: Ken & Connie Doty, Paul Doty, Elizabeth Hamill, Sheila O'Hara, John Rollefson, Vic Yool

1-125: Galerie Louvre A-Z: Artist's own use Progressives: One set to Paul Doty, one set to Sheila O'Hara, one set to Galerie Louvre (Society of Illustrators 40th Annual of American Illustration, 1997)

Old Sun consumes His store at a furious pace, sweating photons by the job lot. Ninety-three million miles later, fingers of sunlight weave life on green looms from threads of hydrogen, oxygen and carbon. Mother Nature knows what she's doing, but it's not like us to leave well enough alone, so we rearrange things to suit ourselves. When you see America from the air, you are awed by the tapestry of food beneath your wings. Overwhelming wealth; it goes on forever. On a lesser scale, I have a garden about ten feet square that takes up half my pocket-handkerchief backyard. It yields up a bouquet of flowers and a salad about once a week, lemons and onions in their season, and the summer smell of tomatoes. Roses mingle with apple trees along side of the house, and we all of us together pray for rain and bees.