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The image of children playing with toys has become timeless, though predictably lighthearted. We often look to children to regain a sense of virtue, but after examining the work in Presence, the viewer is encouraged to reassess both the whimsy and portension of their own development. These children hold in their hands the innocence and wonder of childhood, kept company by gentle spirits of questionable intention.

The exhibit, Presence, was on display at The Blackberry Farm Gallery at the Clayton Arts Center in Maryville, in September 2013.