James W. Sutherland, Artist

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This work celebrates Spring in Seattle and several of my "births".

My Actual birth,
May 9, 1965, which made my Mom a Mother on Mother's Day.


My Soul's rebirth,
upon moving to the verdant, forested Pacific Northwest.

My Creative rebirth,
the day I was welcomed into the home that I share with my partner, Don.

The Birthday House poem a.k.a. " that Monkey Egg poem"
was created the summer of 1982 in a serendipitous moment
with my three brothers while sitting on my grandparent's back porch.

"Blue Monkey Eggs" have since come to represent
the childlike spirit of play & creativity.


"Quick!
Jump!
We must all bring our own four, young,
blue monkey eggs
to the Birthday House!"


-James (with Scott, Tim & Chris) Sutherland, copyright 1982

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Gangeluk - 12"x36" -l
Sandven - 18"x36" -l
The Birthday House - 36"x36" - NFS
Felszeret - 18"x36" - NFS
Gezeto - 12"x36" -l

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left:
Monkey One, for Me - 15"x15" - NFS
Monkey Two, for Scott - 15"x15" - NFS
middle:
Legemono, for Don - 24"x48" - NFS
right:
Monkey Three, for Tim - 15"x15" - NFS
Monkey Four, for Chris - 15"x15" - NFS

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Dragonfly - 11"x20" - l
Fireflies - 11"x20" - l
Ladybirds - 11"x20" - NFS
Butterfly - 11"x20" - l

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