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Alice Levi Duncan
According to Christopher Crossman’s inspired assessment of Wyeth’s “island” paintings, the artist’s interest in the power of nature and its repetitive destructive beauty are realized in a number of watercolors – primarily those depicting elements of the Maine coast. The artist strove to create works like this one, that “went deep”- expressing both representation and abstraction. Roaring Spout displays a disorienting point of view: looking down onto an indiscernible site painted with fluid washes, depth of pigment and surprising touches of color.
 Christopher Crossman “Islands”, Patricia Junker and Audrey Lewis (editors), Andrew Wyeth In Retrospect, Brandywine River Museum, 2017, p. 107