Nature is Never Spent @ Meshuggah, June 2009

“Nature is Never Spent” is phrase taken from Gerard Manley Hopkins sonnet “God’s Grandeur,” which this exhibition attempts to evoke or intimate to some degree. Below are the both the poem and the pictures in the exhibition, which are listed alphabetically.

The exhibit is housed at the Meshuggah Cafe in the the University City Loop and will stay up for the month of June 2009. All photos are in frames purchased from thrift stores, and as such they may have minor imperfections. All frames are wood, except the frame for “Rust” which is some sort of plastic made to look like wood. All works are for sale and the prices are listed below each picture along with the dimensions of the frame. Please email me if you are interested in purcasing any framed print or copy of a print.

God’s Grandeur

The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
And wears man’s smudge and shares man’s smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

And for all this, nature is never spent;
There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
And though the last lights off the black West went
Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs—
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.

ancient rainbows

Title: Ancient Rainbows
Dimensions: 8.5″ x 10.5″
Price: $25
Status: Available Sold

and wears mans smudge

Title: “And Wears Man’s Smudge”
Dimensions: 9.5″ x 11.5″
Price: $30
Status: Available Sold


Title: Archetype
Dimensions: 10″ x 12″
Price: $35
Status: Available

clarity of windows

Title: The Clarity of Windows
Dimensions: 11″ x 11″
Price: $35
Status: Available Sold

dearest freshness

Title: “The Dearest Freshness, Deep Down Things”
Dimensions: 13″ x 16.5″
Price: $45
Status: Available

dogwood sunset

Title: Dogwood Sunset
Dimensions: 11.5″ x 13.5″
Price: $45
Status: Available Sold

enveloped by the past

Title: Enveloped by the Past
Dimensions: 11.5″ x 14.5″
Price: $50
Status: Available Sold


Title: Fallen
Dimensions: 13″ x 15″
Price: $50
Status: Available

fire blossoms

Title: Fire Blossoms
Dimensions: 12″ x 14″
Price: $45
Status: Available Sold

grass of the field

Title: The Grass of the Field
Dimensions: 12.5″ x 19″
Price: $50
Status: Available Sold

grasses by the lake

Title: Grasses by the Lake
Dimensions: 21″ x 17″
Price: $60
Status: Available Sold


Title: Ichabod
Dimensions: 16″ x 19.5″
Price: $60
Status: Available

last lights

Title: Last Lights
Dimensions: 12″ x 15″
Price: $40
Status: Available Sold

maple seed still life

Title: Maple Seed Still Life
Dimensions: 10.5″ x 12.5″
Price: $45
Status: Available

pull tab

Title: Pull Tab, 2005
Dimensions: 10″ x 12″
Price: $30
Status: Available


Title: Rust
Dimensions: 17.5″ x 21.5″
Price: $80
Status: Available


Title: Shine
Dimensions: 13″ x 15″
Price: $25
Status: Available

sunflowers for vincent

Title: Sunflowers for Vincent
Dimensions: 10.5″ x 13.5″
Price: $45
Status: Available


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  3. Stopped by the loop this afternoon for a look-see, and noticed you’ve sold a couple already! That’s awesome. I really enjoyed the exhibit. Glad to have a friend at Meshugga again.


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