David Allyn
Performance art was the catalyst for David Allyn’s career as a ceramic artist. His gigs as “Uncle Thirsty” led him
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Ben Anderson
Ben Anderson, born in 1960, has a BFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA
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Astrid
Astrid, an American artist born in Havana, Cuba, has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and an
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Andrew Moon Bain
A multi-faceted artist and musician, Andrew Moon Bain was born in 1974 in Texas and grew up in the Pacific
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Boris Bally
A Pittsburgh native, Boris Bally received a BFA in metals from Carnegie Mellon University. Not afraid to take on the “form
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Jillian Barber
Jillian Barber, originally from England, grew up in Westerly, Rhode Island. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design
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David Barnes
David Barnes is a Newport artist with a long trajectory of success as a painter and teacher in Rhode Island. He
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Deborah Baronas
Deborah Baronas grew up on a New England farm and came of age as a designer in the textile industry.
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Reenie Barrow
With camera in hand, Reenie Barrow is equally happy photographing flowers from her back yard as well as packing her
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Howard Ben Tré
Howard Ben Tré’s sculpture, and especially, as we shall see, his public works, are permeated by idealism. Even when his
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Nicholas Benson
Nicholas Benson, at the age of 15, began an apprenticeship at The John Stevens Shop with his father, John Benson.
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Kate Blacklock
Kate Blacklock’s early love of ceramics came from her viewing of the Pre-Columbian pottery at New York’s Museum of Natural
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Jonathan Bonner
Making art is a marinade of questions. The questions concern everything from major concepts to small details. Solutions arrive from
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Leslie Bostrom
Leslie Bostrom, born in 1951, received a BA from the University of Maine and an MFA in painting from the
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Coral Bourgeois
Originally from New Orleans, Coral Bourgeois, born in 1954, received her BFA from Northern Texas State University. An artist who
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Stephen Brownell
Born in Rhode Island in 1963, Stephen Brownell has a degree in botany from the University of Rhode Island, but
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Donna Bruton (1954 – 2012)
Born in 1954 in Wisconsin, Donna Bruton received a BFA from Michigan State University, an MFA from Yale University and
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Jesse Burke
Jesse Burke is a New England native and currently lives in Rhode Island with his wife and their three girls—Clover,
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Lawrence Bush
“Nature is my model, sometimes literally, always conceptually. With clay and glaze I imitate nature. With function and form; color and
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Nilton Cardenas
Nilton Cardenas, of Inca heritage, grew up in Lima, Peru where he studied journalism and painting at the University of
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Nicole Chesney
Nicole Chesney, born in 1971, moved to Providence seven years ago, after undergraduate studies at the California College of Art
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Brian Chippendale
Born in 1973, Brian Chippendale grew up around the Philadelphia area. His entry into the Providence art and music scene
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Daniel Clayman
Born in 1957 in Massachusetts, Daniel Clayman trained as a theater and modern dance lighting designer. He received a BFA
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Dennis Congdon
Dennis Congdon holds a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Yale University.
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Umberto Crenca
I make art. The art I make is a product of my experiences, for better or worse. The work often represents
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John de Melim
Collage is at the heart of John de Melim’s art; to him it is the most cohesive way to represent the
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Ruth Dealy
I am a painter who has lived and worked in Providence, Rhode Island for the past forty-one years. I received
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David DeMelim
David DeMelim pursues parallel explorations in printmaking and photography. He earned a BFA from the University of Rhode Island, studying
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Peter Diepenbrock
After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1984, with two degrees in Industrial Design, Peter Diepenbrock launched
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Bob Dilworth
Bob Dilworth, born in 1951, received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from the School
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Gretchen Dow Simpson
A native New Englander who graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, Gretchen Dow Simpson spent many years living
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John Dunnigan
John Dunnigan is a designer, maker, and educator. A native of Providence, Dunnigan is a graduate of the University of Rhode
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Steven Easton
Born in New York City in 1961, Steven Easton came to Providence in 1978 to attend the Rhode Island School
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Wendy Edwards
Wendy Edwards’ gravitation from a childhood on a farm in Virginia to undergraduate study in Philadelphia at the University of
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Jerold Ehrlich
Jerold Ehrlich studied sculpture at Connecticut College. He has lived in Austria, Italy, and Japan and now resides in Narragansett,
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Yizhak Elyashiv
Born in Israel in 1964, Yizhak Elyashiv received a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem and
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Barnaby Evans
Best known as the creator and, since 1994, the artistic and executive director of WaterFire, Barnaby Evans received his BS
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Walter Feldman
When I was a student I attended a lecture by Naum Gabo the painter and sculptor whose philosophy of Constructive
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Ann Fessler
Installation artist, filmmaker, and author Ann Fessler has spent four decades using her platform as an artist to bring hidden
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Richard Fishman
Richard Fishman grew up in Roxbury, Massachusetts and attended Boston University before transferring to the Rhode Island School of Design
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Ana Flores
Ana Flores is a sculptor and ecological designer. Her work, focusing on cultural and ecological narratives, is shown internationally and
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Lucas Foglia
Lucas Foglia’s recent photography exhibition at Brown University’s David Winton Bell Gallery, “A Natural Order,” portrayed people who left cities
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David Frazer
In 1978 David Frazer began teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design, and he is still there in 2016,
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Mark Freedman
I was born in New York City and moved upstate with my family when I was five. I have always
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Nancy Friese
Nancy Friese obtained her BS in nursing from the University of North Dakota, in the state where she was born
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Julie Gearan
Julie Gearan enjoys exploring a narrative in her painting; she describes herself as “a painter of themes that connect human relationships of
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Hank Gilpin
Hank Gilpin enrolled at the Rhode Island School of Design to do graduate work in photojournalism after serving as a
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Michael Glancy
Extraordinary and elegant in quality and beauty, Michael Glancy’s sculptures reveal the artist’s exacting struggle towards perfection. Drawing inspiration from natural macro- and
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Richard Goulis
My inspiration comes from absolutely everywhere, and I truly mean everywhere. I probably cannot find a place in the known
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Corey Grayhorse
A native Californian born in 1980, Corey Grayhorse came to Rhode Island in 2002. She brought with her a California
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Malcolm Grear (1931-2016)
Malcolm Grear was born in Kentucky in 1931, trained as a welder in the Navy and studied at the Art
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Bunny Harvey
Born in 1946, Bunny Harvey came to the Rhode Island School of Design where she obtained a BFA, MFA and
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Tayo Heuser
Tayo Heuser’s father was in the diplomatic corps; she was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up attending French schools
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Paul Housberg
Paul Housberg creates site-specific works in glass for corporate, hospitality, healthcare and public environments. He says, “my work explores the
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Philip Jamoulis Jameson
The son of Greek immigrants, Philip Jamoulis Jameson was born in 1930, in Fall River, Massachusetts, and his parents stressed
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Shawn Kenney
Shawn Kenney, born in Connecticut, grew up in Washington state and the Mid-Atlantic states before returning to New England to
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Scott Lapham
Scott Lapham was born in Massachusetts in 1968 and came to Providence to attend the Rhode Island School of Design.
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Irene Lawrence
Irene Lawrence is a painter, printmaker, and maker of books as well as a musician who studies the cello and the
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Eugene Lee
Eugene Lee is a Tony Award-winning set designer who has been resident designer at Trinity Rep since 1967. Born in
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Meg Little
Meg Little successfully combines function with fine art in her handtufted rugs with designs inspired by ancient petroglyphs as well
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Tracy Mahaffey
  “‘Written in Stone,’ as the saying goes. This is my work. Tap, tap, tap, announces the dance between mallet,
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Saberah Malik
Saberah Malik, of Warwick, has combined the traditional and the innovative in both her art and her life. The daughter
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Salvatore Mancini
Looking back throughout my 40 years of photographing what do I see through that clear singular reflective lens of time?
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Peter Marcus
Peter Marcus’ recent focus is on “The New American Family,” the title of his recent exhibition at the Newport Art
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Xander Marro
Xander Marro is a fake scientist/olde style tinker residing at the dirt palace; a feminist cupcake encrusted netherworld located along
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Paula Martiesian
“Painting for me is neither a magical channeling of creative forces, nor a juggling act of conceptual ideas. It is,
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Jane Masters
The art of Jane Masters is multi-faceted, like the artist’s upbringing and education. Born in 1962 in London, Masters grew
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Annu Palakunnathu Matthew
Photographer Annu Palakunnathu Matthew was born in England in 1964, grew up in India and lives in Providence; she is
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Mary Beth Meehan
Mary Beth Meehan is a photographer whose work explores issues of culture, community, and visibility. She undertakes long-term, in-depth projects,
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Stephen Metcalf
Sculpture and science intersect in the work of Stephen Metcalf, whose large, often kinetic works derive from a structural principle
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Alan Metnick
Alan Metnick was born in Chicago and came of age in the 1960s. Shaken by the political turmoil of the era,
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Denny Moers
Denny Moers is known for his highly imaginative, technically innovative monoprints created by controlling the action of light on the
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Morris Nathanson
As the founder and president of Morris Nathanson Design, with offices in New York, Boston and Providence, Morris Nathanson has
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Ilse Buchert Nesbitt
Ilse Buchert Nesbitt was born in Germany and spent her childhood in Japan, absorbing the influence of sumi brush painting practiced
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Allison Newsome
Originally inspired by the redwood forests in her native California, Allison Newsome sculpts on site, in response to the land.
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Jacqueline Ott
My current work consists of geometric shapes that are built by the systematic application of repeated marks to a visual
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Barbara Owen
Barbara Owen received a dual degree in sculpture and poetry at Bennington College. She wrote a creative thesis under the
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Elizabeth Pannell and James Watkins
Life’s course does not always follow the planned route. These days, as time allows, I am drawn to the sea,
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Allison Paschke
Allison Paschke explores dimensionality and geometry in her abstract sculptures and installations. She uses reflective and translucent materials such as
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Agustin Patino
Well-known as the creator of The Plaza of Art and Cultures/La Plaza del Arte y Las Culturas, the mural on
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Lisa Perez
A multi-disciplinary artist, Lisa Perez makes abstract sculptural paintings, objects and works on paper that investigate attention, perception and spatial
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Timothy Philbrick
The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary defines proportion as ‘the relation of one part to another.’ Pleasing proportions render the whole
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Erminio Pinque
Erminio Pinque is the founder and artistic director of BIG NAZO, an international performance group and creature-making studio in Providence.
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Peter Prip
Peter Prip, the son of Danish master metalsmith John Prip, was born in Denmark, shortly before his father came to
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Janet Prip
Janet Prip, the daughter of Danish master metalsmith John Prip, was born in 1950 in New York. By the time
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Angel Quinonez
I have been painting and drawing forever, and from the moment my little fingers picked up a bulky crayon my
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Andrew Raftery
Andrew Raftery’s roots were in East Providence, from where his first generation Irish father came. He grew up in Washington,
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Tony Ramos
Originally from East Providence, Rhode Island, Tony Ramos was born in 1944, obtained a BA in art from Southern Illinois
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James Reynolds
James Reynolds, born in 1962, graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, and studied metalsmithing in San Miguel de
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CW Roelle
CW Roelle grew up in and around Palmyra/ Shortsville/ Manchester NY. The Finger Lakes region. It’s pretty up there. After
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J. Deane Rosner
Jessica Deane Rosner was raised in Manhattan and received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, where she majored
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Anthony Russo
Anthony Russo graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1971 with a BFA but was undecided about a career
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William Schaff
A musician and visual artist, William Schaff is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, and works from
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Thomas Sgouros (1927-2012)
Born in 1927 to Greek immigrant parents in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Thomas Sgouros is a fifty year veteran of the Rhode
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Monica Shinn
After completing a BS in metals and painting at the Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Monica Shinn moved to
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Brian Shure
Brian Shure is a painter and printmaker working with representations of people in public spaces. He received a BA from
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Duane Slick
Duane Slick identifies himself as a first generation urban Indian, born of a father from the Meskwaki Nation in Iowa—
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Dean Snyder
Dean Snyder’s sculpture has been characterized as “uncanny ‘graphical’ organicism experienced through seamless assemblies of highly considered forming, molding, and
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Esther Solondz
Esther Solondz grew up in New Jersey, receiving a BA from Clark University in 1975 and an MFA in photography
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Rosanne Somerson
Rosanne Somerson is the president at the Rhode Island School of Design, she came to the institution as a freshman
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Kenn Speiser
Kenn Speiser, born in 1946, grew up in New York, and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with
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Meredith Stern
Artist Meredith Stern obtained a BFA in Ceramics at Tulane University in New Orleans. She is a member of the
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Mark Taber
Mark Taber’s artistic world is one of other people’s “junk” assembled to create fantastical chariots. These assemblages of everyday objects that
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Laura Travis
Her love of Celtic culture inspires the creative life of artist Laura Travis. She is a sculptor, carving primarily in limestone, soapstone
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John Udvardy
John Udvardy retired from a thirty-four year career teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design where he chaired the
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Judyth vanAmringe
Judyth vanAmringe’s art is based on years of design work as well as the intricacies of artistic process. She is a
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Wendy Wahl
A native of California, Wendy Wahl was born in 1961 and received a BA from California State University, Northridge, before
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Neal Walsh
Neal Walsh, born in Rhode Island in 1969, graduated from the University of Rhode Island and received important artistic training
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Gail Whitsitt-Lynch
Gail Whitsitt-Lynch’s art reflects her curiosity and fascination with animate structures, examining how and why they appear over and over
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Richard Whitten
Richard Whitten’s paintings are meticulously crafted images on shaped wood panels. They are definitely painting but teeter at the edge
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McDonald Wright
McDonald Wright transferred from the Pennsylvania College of Technology to the Rhode Island School of Design, where he graduated with
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Toots Zynsky
I began working with glass in 1970 because it is an extraordinarily versatile material and I believed that there were
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