Miniature in the Mail #22: "The Power and the Glory"

"The Power and the Glory," 5" x 5", oil on panel
Sooty wires and drawn-out trunks, set against skies of marbleized fire, is in equal parts dazzling and a commonplace sight round here these days. To me, the juxtaposition of powerlines held up inelegantly to make our machines buzz and spaces glow, and the vast timeless sky, radiant and serene, enveloping everything, registers somehow as comic, humbling.

Incidentally, I haven't become a televangelist. The Power and the Glory is also a novel by one of the most moving yet underappreciated writers in English, Graham Greene.

Have a radiant Wednesday!

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