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January 3

15 Nov = noon
Take off NY -
Primitive, Cave paintings
Color - dull, greyed Venetian Red - pale ochre, with greyed green broken with beautiful forms of cobalt & ultramarine blue, violet blue
tin water - tiny spots of greenish white

Over Lake Michigan - One has no illusion of height flying over the water - only the heavy horizon reminds one this is the air - at one moment there was the shadow of the plane - so small, in the water below - like a large fish just beneath the water's surface. Just as the plane was about to land in Chicago the horizon turns to an ominous rusty haze. gradually greying & turning violet as the plane landed.

Strange how closely Art approaches Nature - the infinite variety of pattern - form & texture of the landscape defies description. The contemporary avant
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