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"Seven for a Secret, Never to Be Told"From the seventh line in the magpie poem (read below), this mixed media piece shows a parliament of magpies carrying a clue. What ominous message do these 7 corvids bring? Their graceful nature is counterbalanced by the masculine machine.  30"x16.5"x1.5"Graphite, colored pencil, clippings from antique publications (1917 The Household, 1930 Womens Home Journal, 1949 American Rifleman), acrylic on panel Original mixed media piece available as well as Limited Edition Fine Art Reproductions, ------ Having broken down the magpie rhyme "One for Sorrow" into a series of ten pieces, I focus on the attribution of fate and chance to Nature. According to the superstition of the magpie poem, dating back to late-1700s Britain, the number of magpie birds seen tells if one will have bad or good fortune: One for sorrowTwo for joyThree for a girlFour for a boyFive for silverSix for goldSeven for a secret, never to be toldEight for a wishNine for a kissTen for a bird you must not miss

Seven for a Secret, Never to Be Told

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