I thought about the column of air in front of the giardiniera jar and the blue bottle.  If you found that position in the air that marks the forwardmost plane of what you’re seeing where would it be located?  That’s one edge — there are three others.  Inside that invisible box of air sits the giardiniera jar and the eight-sided blue bottle, sitting on the old plastic table cloth with yellow flowers and pale green leaves on a field of pale blue, and behind them the green plaid formica top of the old table that inhabited my grandmother’s old house.  That pretty much cordons off the world of this little painting.

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