Summer waves: Almost always blue

Summer waves: Almost always blue
Summer waves: Almost always blue

Fern Apfel is a portraitist; not of people, but of things. Summer waves: Almost always blue combines a painted image of a paper fan, ordinary words cut from a child’s old school primer, and a simple seven-word poem. As Judie Gilmore, curator of Out of Print, wrote, “The rhythmic syllables of the English language mimic the absentminded motion of waving a fan on a hot summer day.”

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