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Paint Chips 207, oil on canvas, 2008, 25" x 48"

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<i>Frank Werner, <i>Sleepers (Two mallard hens and a drake)</i>, installation, Chatcolet Lake, 2003.</i>
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<i><i>"These sleeper decoys were carved to resemble sleeping or resting birds. Some decoys, whether by sex or by species, have been made to appear more realistic or detailed than others. The degree to which realism might be necessary for effective function cannot be measured. In the absence of empirical data, this level of representation could follow either custom or visual preference. Mimetic efficiency, that is, maximizing resemblance while minimizing investment, seems to be a good compromise."</i></i>
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<i>&mdash;Frank Werner</i>
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  • Frank Werner
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  • Frank Werner,<i> M-65, 25, 62, </i>Mallard Decoys, from front to rear, 2007
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<i>"Repetition in folk art and especially in decoy making came as a matter of practical necessity. Many old-time decoy makers used only a single pattern for each species they carved. Some, perhaps because they believed their quarry had become wary, carved their stool in a variety of attitudes, creating a rig that looked more natural on the water. Others pursued aesthetic ends as well as game for the table."</i>
<br><i>&mdash;Frank Werner</i>
  • Art of Deception
  • Frank Werner, M-65, 25, 62, Mallard Decoys, from...
  • Frank Werner
  • Dec 9, 2009
  • Paint Chips 206, oil on canvas, 2008, 33-1/2" x 48"
  • Charles Gill
  • Paint Chips 206, oil on canvas, 2008, 33-1/2"...
  • Charles Gill
  • Sep 15, 2009
  • Drywall Landscape: Cathedral Ceiling, mezzotint engraving, 2001, 2-1/4" x 4-5/8"
  • Charles Gill
  • Drywall Landscape: Cathedral Ceiling, mezzotint engraving, 2001, 2-1/4"...
  • Charles Gill
  • Sep 15, 2009
  • Paint Chips 207, oil on canvas, 2008, 25" x 48"
  • Charles Gill
  • Paint Chips 207, oil on canvas, 2008, 25"...
  • Charles Gill
  • Sep 15, 2009

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