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Samuel McFarland McLemore

“Samuel McFarland McLemore”  by Cheryl Finfrock
acrylic painting on claybord


“The historical sense involves a perception, not only of the pastness of the past, but of its presence”
― T.S. EliotFour Quartets

I am a T.S. Eliot fan and am fascinated by the delineation of year end and year beginning, the past and and it’s relationship to the present and future.

This painting, “Samuel McFarland McLemore”, is inspired by my great grandfather. He is the father of my maternal grandfather Roy McLemore.  Samuel was born in Jasper, Texas a few months before Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. He was skinny as a pole and known to wear two pairs of glasses at once.


Samuel McFarland McLemore

Photo of Samuel McFarland McLemore




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.