Finger Food

Nicolaus Copernicus … 19 February, 1473 – 24 May, 1543

“To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know

what we do not know, that is true knowledge.”

Yet, In Thee Arts, for example .. there is nothing .. & everything .. to know .. & not know.

Because the force behind knowing, that is: ‘thinking’ as it is commonly understood, is not an arrow in the Artist’s quiver –


“I don’t need your help,” ‘thinking’ says as it slams home the deadbolt on the door –

The Muse, recoiling – as a finger or two nearly gets nipped & falls to the floor.  

But me?

No locks on my doors .. no fingers on my floors .. to me, he’s home on the range ..

Just another Buffalo Boy free-roaming free .. along with Nicolaus in : 

Copernicus: On the Seize of Change

Painted on nearly 100 year old reclaimed hardwood.

Colors applied full strength over a bed of boiled linseed oil.
Lightly troweled to yield a subtle, blended, dimensional finish.

Category: Original Abstract Oil Painting

Artist: Peter G. Runfola {IE Me / PGR}

Size: 16″ x 4″

Surface & Provenance: Reclaimed hardwood flooring.

Salvaged from tear out of flooring in rectory of St. Mark Church, Buffalo NY
Building on which began on 24 June 1914 with the church being formally dedicated on 20 May, 1917.
Making this particular piece of hardwood just shy of 100 years old.

Medium: Artists Oil Paints. Suspended in a bed of boiled linseed oil & a cap full of Japan dryer.

Title: “Copernicus: On the Seize of Change”

Signed & Numbered by the Artist.

Wire attached to back for ease of installation.

Number 1 of 1.

Pic #1 is overall painting.
Pics # 2 & 3 are close ups to show detail

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