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The Art of JAMA
October 22/29, 2014

No Tomorrow Hath Nor YesterdayIna Meares

JAMA. 2014;312(16):1618-1619. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.279797

The scale of the endless sky and acres of ochre grain in Canada may make other locales look almost Lilliputian in comparison. For painter Ina Meares (1921-2000), who had emigrated from England with its more petite properties, Canada’s supersize scenery was likely awe-inducing. The shimmery reflective works by Meares that seem to symbolize hue and sweep of earth and sky may bring to mind Carl Sandburg’s Prairie wherein the reader is pressed, “Have you seen a red sunset drip over one of my cornfields, the shore of night stars, the wave lines of dawn up a wheat valley?”

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