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S&L Copyright 2012. Jim Mendenhall 2012. Progression of seeing from my old wheelbarrow leaning against a tulip poplar tree to more abstract vision of HOPE showing dormant branches of different tulip poplar tree against black trunk of busted oak tree with stub of a branch angled up. Notice the progressive vision from object to dissatisfaction with image composition and content and symbolism to what I would think was satisfying. It is subtle so I will point out the branches of the tree that the wheelbarrow is on angled and nearly the same pitch as the handles. And on the close up the ivy leaves over taking the wood of the weathered handles. Both work and rest are symbolized and I suppose aging as well.