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Connie Saems: Memories Push My Pencil

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Each line, each mark of the graphite connects me to a time and place from my life on a farm in Indiana where isolation surrounded me.  In search of a relationship I could trust, I found that the farm animals provided me with ears to empty my heart and begin to establish an identity – until the fateful day when each of them were sent off to market.  And I lost that precious connection.