Burl's House
Reclaiimed wood and acrylics
18 x 17 x 8 inches
One of two small sculptures, each
accompanied by a very short story.

Burl was 33 years old when he watched a new community being built in Clarksville and he couldn’t wait to save enough money to buy a home there. By the time he was 63 he was able to realize his life-long dream but three days after he moved in a terrible thing happened. Coming home on Friday the 13th he ran into the kitchen and kissed his wife of 43 years only to discover he was in the wrong house. Burl realized then that all the houses on the street where he lived looked the same. With the embarrassing incident constantly on his mind and to prevent it from happening again Burl painted his entire house red.

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Juried Exhibition

1015 N. Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22201

April 1 --- April 30, 2009

Library Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 am - 9 pm.
Friday and Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, 1 pm - 9 pm

Information: Ingrid Kauffman, 703 228-5996, Ikauff@arlingtonva.us

More Information about this series of work.
(One-page pdf file)


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Burl's House