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bread oven from Le Sauvage left, text over right
POMPEII series: Bread Oven
acrylic, pen, collage in book
two 11" x 14" pages

(For full description of book, see "POMPEII series: R & G"). When we stayed in France in 1999-2000, we lived in a hamlet with a bread oven, which was used once a year. But it had once been typical of ovens in every small village: used daily by the baker, and later in the day by the families cooking their dinners in the slowly-cooling ovens. I imagine Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas working with such an oven during World War I.