R. S. Williams

All I want is to get the words right.

Converging Paths with Maple

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University of West Georgia
Carrollton, Georgia – 2 October 2014

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Abstract Cabinet

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Acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, oil, and ink on 1960s enameled steel cabinet
3rd floor studio, LaGrange College Department of Art
LaGrange, Georgia – 1 July 2014

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Wednesday Photo: 10/22/14

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Cat, Chair, Linoleum
LaGrange, Georgia – 9 May 2014

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Trumpet Vine and Mural

2014-08-19 15.53.31

LaGrange, Georgia – 19 August 2014

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Hillside Monday: 10/20/14

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“Saucer Magnolia Petals, First Avenue”
LaGrange, Georgia – 16 March 2014

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Seeing the Seer

Last night, I dreamed I was traveling through the Randolph County, Alabama, countryside of my childhood. It was a cold, rainy day, and I was a field trip leader for a bunch of college students I had just met. In Rock Mills, the bus stopped at what used to be Bennett’s Grocery (closed since 1984). The students milled around the store, buying sodas and snacks for the day.

As I waited near the door, someone handed me an English 1101 essay, done up as an 8½” x 11” newsletter. It was a proud newsletter, too: set in fancy glossy colors, letterpress-printed on heavy paper, full of bravado—but, overall, a shoddily written big fish in a poorly designed little pond. The frustration disengaged my brain-mouth filter.

“Dear God, this is awful,” I almost shouted. “Just awful. It reads like ten miles of dirt road after a hard rain.” I handed the newsletter to another trip leader and walked outside.

By the door, one student stared intently at me. She had icy-blue eyes.
Three icy-blue eyes.

I swallowed my fear, stared right into that middle orb, and spoke again. “There isn’t a single documented fact in that essay. It’s all poorly supported opinion—the weakest content I’ve seen in a long time.” I took the newsletter back from the other trip leader, and pointed to the most egregious parts. “And the typos are thick as fleas. Readers deserve better. In my class, there’s no way it would pass.”

When I looked at her again, the third eye had disappeared. She still stared at me, but less intently. The notepad in her hand looked nearly full. She scrawled another note or two, nodded deeply in my direction, and took her seat on the bus.

I awoke thinking that it takes tremendous courage to tell the Oracle of Delphi she’s full of shit.

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Yellow Canna, Late Summer

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Carrollton, Georgia – 15 September 2014

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Throwback Thursday: 10/16/14

EPSON MFP image

Rock Mills, Alabama – February 1983

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Wednesday Photo: 10/15/14

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3rd floor art studio, LaGrange College
LaGrange, Georgia – 1 July 2014

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Dusted in Riches

2014-08-09 12.54.35 HDR

Although the Ibex Mine was abandoned nearly a century ago, its buildings still gleam with a fine, permanent coating of copper dust. The mine’s 11,000-foot elevation and the arid High Rockies climate keep the fir timbers remarkably well preserved.

Leadville, Colorado – 9 August 2014

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Hillside Monday: 10/13/14

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“Simply the Best” (Forrest Avenue)
LaGrange, Georgia – 14 February 2014

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Truth + Sublimation

2014-10-07 10.49.45

University of West Georgia – Carrollton, Georgia
7 October 2014

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Waiting #1

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Wedowee, Alabama – 19 September 2014

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Sunset: Yellow Jacket Creek

2014-10-07 19.38.21

Troup County, Georgia – 7 October 2014

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Fleur-de-Lis and Sky

2014-09-24 11.29.16

Downtown LaGrange, Georgia – 24 September 2014

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Wednesday Photo: 10/8/14

1940s Enameled Steel Tabletop, Heard County, Georgia (18 March 2012)

Enamel and Rust
Heard County, Georgia – 18 March 2012  

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Reserved for Paying Customers

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Wedowee, Alabama – 19 September 2014

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Hillside Monday: 10/6/14

2014-02-09 17.47.00

Forrest Avenue – LaGrange, Georgia
9 February 2014

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Buddy, at Rest

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LaGrange, Georgia – 10 July 2014

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Worn to Perfection

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Ladies’ room floor at Mercy Lounge
Nashville, Tennessee – 18 September 2014

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