Sunday, November 21, 2010

My She Was Yar

My She Was Yar, oil on linen, 8" X 10", 2010
$250 USD framed
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One of my all time favorite movies is Philadelphia Story, and the title for this piece comes from that movie...

As Dexter is leaving, he calls attention to the tissue-wrapped article that he brought - it is a wedding present. While Tracy dives into the pool and swims over to the pool's edge, George (who has appeared) unwraps Dexter's bundle - a model of the True Love - "a boat he designed and built practically" for their honeymoon cruise. As Tracy floats it in the swimming pool next to her, she describes how they sailed it down and back the coast of Maine the summer they were married. Tracy's memories are aroused about the sailboat:

"My, she was yar...
It means, uh...easy to handle, quick to the helm, fast, right. Everything a boat should be, until she develops dry rot."

Awesome flick. The text above comes from

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