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"Der Leiermann"
Acrylic with collage on canvas, 75" X 99", 2016

A painting inspired by the last song in Franz Schubert's song cycle, "Winterreise": "der Leiermann" (the hurdy-gurdy player). The text along right side of painting paraphrases a quote from Estonian composer Arvo Pärt: "Schubert wrote his songs with a pen that was filled 50% with ink and 50% tears."