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At the National Biscuit Company Carton Making and Printing Plant (a/k/a Dia:Beacon)

Inside Dia:Beacon

Inside Dia:Beacon

Sunflowers on Biscuit Factory salvaged wood (Susan Sylvester DiGilio)

Sunflowers on Biscuit Factory salvaged wood (Susan Sylvester DiGilio)

Not long after we first moved to the mid-Hudson Valley some years ago, we went on an expedition to the town of Beacon. We stopped at a lunch place that doubled as a gallery; the painting near our table, an artfully straightforward painting on wood salvaged from the local biscuit factory, appealed to us, so we inquired. The price was modest, and, after some hesitation about a splurge on what was not, after all, “high art,” we took it home. Ever since, this painting, of a cheerful vase of sunflowers sitting on a patchwork quilt, has greeted us on awakening. We’ve found it to be a happy way to start the day. Continue reading