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Strength and Structure

Cindy Tonkin - August 13, 2012

acrylic and collage on canvas 60x60cm “They can print statistics and count the population in hundreds of thousands, but to each man a city is no more than a few streets, a few houses, a few people. Remove these few and a city exists no longer except as a pain in the memory, like the pain of an amputated leg, no longer there” Graham Greene – Our Man in Havana For many people Newtown is just a thoroughfare: arteries on the way to the next place. To those of us who live here, it’s a lot more than that – another, smaller collection of streets. This is what this piece is about. You will discern collage elements like thesaurus entries for strength and its synonyms, matted paper and string, and some navigational symbols.

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