Ladder for Booker T. Washington

Martin Puryear is one of my all-time favorite artists. When I saw the above piece in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, I was absolutely blown away. This piece is 36 feet long and made from a single sapling. To see his work in person is just amazing.

Since then I have come back to this image time and time again, and each time, I see something new in it. Today it is teaching me that the road is long, but perhaps it is not as far as it might appear to be.

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