Never Odd or Even: How a Palindrome Tells a Story

Never Odd or Even

“Never Odd or Even” by Cheryl Finfrock



 noun \ˈpa-lən-ˌdrōm\

a word, phrase, or number that reads the same backward or forward

I like a good palindrome, backwards is forwards and forwards is backwards. They rock back and forth like an old rocking chair. Palindromes are not always words, sometimes sentences. The character in this painting, “Never Odd or Even”, is waving hello or goodbye?  Perhaps both, a visual acting out of that back and forth palindrome.

A poignant coming and going.


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3 Responses to Never Odd or Even: How a Palindrome Tells a Story

  1. Sue R December 26, 2013 at 10:03 am #

    I know that most of your titles usually have a deeper meaning. Pretty interesting. How about this one — Go hang a salami, I’m a lasagna hog.

  2. MILICA VIRAG May 18, 2016 at 2:55 pm #

    I learned something. That is very interesting, I agree Sue. Thank you I love your site and your art work is so fun. I am taking a class with DK Richardson and we use clayboard to work with pastels. I see you use it with acrylic. Is it the same clayboard or something different?

  3. Cheryl Finfrock May 19, 2016 at 9:45 pm #

    Hi Milica,
    Thank you for your comment, and glad you like my paintings! Claybord is produced in Austin,TX by Ampersand Art Supply.
    They make a pastel board too. Might be the same?