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collection Chase-Manhattan Bank (capitalism has some redeeming qualities)

As the title implies, the image came from a doodle on a napkin in a greasy spoon which I was wont to stop in for coffee. This was prior to the more upscale coffee houses which were just waiting for me. The paint is no longer confined to two contrasting shapes, or figure/ground. Notice the two 'scratches', done with a fishbone brought back from a fishing trip spouse Cyndia made. This seemed to me to fit, a kind of primal surface marked by a primal creature.  

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