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childhood, nighttime fears, oil painting, ancient Egyptian iconography,


"Bedtime for Raggedy Ann, Isis and Others" begins with a small found photograph. An unknown child holds a birdcage like an Egyptian princess. It is the time for her to dream new worlds. The painting continues my interest in childhood fears and dreams. Maj Ragain’s response poem, “The Blue Eye Blinks Once Every Hundred Years,” ends with a call to move to the unknown.