systolic murmur

systolic murmur, 36" x  24" oil and acrylic paint on canvas

they asked me about color. i was three years old and had opinions. red. that wall. and that one. 
they painted it and i spent hours looking at how the light would change 
from blood blue red to a warm hot red glow
tinged with orange. 
summer, the city sounds crashed against the wall. boats, buses, airplanes, birds, tree sways.
it was my camera obscura. a field a sea a murmur. 
steady deep and contracting. systolic.


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