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Big Red Knight

Title: Untitled (#2,621 in a series) Artist: Freddy Size: 11″ x 17″ Medium: Marker on high-acid paper Provenance: Southern California, early 21st century Now in the collection of: Private owner The paintings of the artist known only as Freddy reflect, especially during his ongoing “knights”

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Teddy Bear Sunflower

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lean to me, Teddy, As brown as the line of earth, As I lean to you. The marker runs out Burnt

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Star Wars

There’s one! Set for stun!

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Jedi Kat!

As Stan Lee might say, “Face front, true believers! This one has it all! Nuff said.”

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Koala!

Hot off the art pad, by Freddy age 5. “I am friendly,” his winning smile seems to say, but the way he brandishes those claws is reason enough to stay back a few paces. And all his weight is coming down on one toe: is

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Knight Lowering Visor

Freddy continues his tireless pursuit of his current favorite subject. Here is another knight, this one reaching up to lower his visor.

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Roadrunner Knight

I credit Narnia with my son Freddy’s sudden awakening to all things medieval, armored, and sword-wielding. Ever since he got his first look at Sir Peter Wolfbane, the knight obsession has spread: Playmobil knights, Spenser’s Faerie Queene, books on fencing, etc. Susan and I let

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Chivalrous Valentine's Day

After days of reading aloud the St. George vs. the Dragon story (from a kid’s version of Spenser’s Faerie Queene), I asked Freddy to make a valentine card. Here’s what I got. Open this card and it says “LOVE” inside.

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Lamb-Griffin!!!

An especially spirited rendering of a mythological beast, or, in Freddy’s words, “something God did not make.” Click to enlarge.