Water Jug at Saugus Iron Works - 11 in x 14 in - Oil on Canvas - 2005
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My nephew Doug Hammerschmitt took us to visit the Saugus Iron Works, in Massachusetts. On a tour of the works they pointed out this broken handled water jug, sitting on a beam beneath a window, with the blue light of the sky pouring in over it. They said the men who had worked the forge drew common refreshment from it. And here it was today, like eternity, like a well, a source of life, a promise, a womb full under the light of heaven, with the spirits of those men.