Blog 18 May 27, 2020

Spring Wall Art,Battle Hymn of the Republic” at Memorial Day

What an odd, profoundly different this Memorial Day was. Amidst a global pandemic, a national health crises, a tanked economy, lots to ponder and worry about, and yet, the spirit of this country rang thru in so many ways. I haven’t see so many memorable scenes of life in these United States as was true this weekend– when I was not outside walking, or gardening, or tending bees.

Most appealing to me were the photo essays on first-line health responders, then on our military men and women, their families, then reflections on all those soldiers who in our history have paid the ultimate sacrifice, and fallen. Our country seems to be in a very introspective mode, this Memorial Day, and I for one take deep satisfaction in it.

Battle Hymn of the Republic,” from George Delany Art Collection

The Nation has taken a big breath for months, and yet, we stopped to honor our soldiers on Memorial Day. We have suffered as a people for weeks and weeks, many of us with little to no voice about the general state of affairs, whatsoever. And yet, Monday afternoon at 3:00, across this nation, TAPS Across America rang out as musicians everywhere picked up their horns as if on signal and played as one. I was fortunate to see this promoted beforehand, on a Sunday morning TV show, Sunrise, on CBS– or frankly, I may never have known about it. How powerful and moving it was. Thanks to all the musicians who at the appointed minute, participated.

America, My Country ‘Tis of Thee,” from George Delany Art

Here are images from my Americana Print collection, I call Americana. This collection began with the horrors of 9.11.01. I continue to build it out. Here are some examples of iconography, typography and verse I find reflective of our Nation and our history– and a good guide for navigating the future as it unfolds. I like this American Revival expression, personally.

Pulse across America!  Thank goodness, people are demanding we return to work, our enterprise, our means of income, our dreams, our futures, our national economy– despite all the dire prognostications of death and destruction, despite all the computer data and modeling, despite all the (continuing) political shenanigans, for many of us, this year on Memorial Day was memorable, for many of the right reasons in my opinion. So let’s crank it up, now. We must go to work and back to our lives.

Faith, family, love and work…I confess, I am still overdue for a haircut, but fortunately, I’ve visited the bakery twice. This, I can probably forego. < grin > I notice that in Rhode Island, while the strip clubs are open, the liquor stores, the marijuana enterprises– all deemed “essential,” in order to go to a funeral you have to limit your crowd to ten. And stranger still, if you want to go to church, you must limit your crowd to five, assuming you can find one that is open. Signs of the times– yes, we want to protect each other, and ourselves…but the unfolding of the whole thing is worthy of someone’s writing a good script, some day.

With this post you are invited to take this opportunity to explore all sections of George Delany Art, prints of various visual themes: InstagramsPhotosDrawingsPaintings and Americana Posters

I call your attention on  GeorgeDelanyArttry two neat features on my site: The first– WALL Review, a capability that visualizes your art selection in your specifications as seen in different settings; living room, bedroom, sitting room, conference room, these sorts of things, as referenced, above. Secondly, the L I V E Augmented Reality feature that allows you to see your chosen art work on YOUR wall…in your setting. Pretty exciting stuff. This is my “business advice,” for the week– in addition to your families, treat your job, work, income the same way Momma Hens treat their chicks. In the chicken-coop of life, rebirth is happening, now.

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Blog 17 May 15, 2020

Spring Wall Art  “My Golden Fluff Ball

Here is a painting in tribute to one of my favorite hens, back in her day. She moved me just as I’ve painted her here; beautiful, fluffy, golden, full of curiosity and life. I am glad to have brushed this image out one fine day– part of a series I painted at the time.

“My Golden Fluff-Ball,” from George Delany Art

Spring in the chicken coop was always an exciting time on the property. As with us humans, spring is and was a time for new birth. We witnessed each year young momma hens sitting on eggs, waiting for them to hatch, for new little creatures, baby chicks, to seek them out and to cuddle under their warm, feathery bodies, watching their every move, providing for every need. The coop was a fascinating place as these young chicks grew each day. Ours were free-range. I fed them grains, yes, Chicken Scratch, yes, and yes, they spent much time in the coop, but they also took off, they wandered around the property for hours, learning about worms and grubs and seeds, and who knows what. At the end of each day they’d all return to the coop and find their place for the night.

So, here is another image in a series of hen and rooster paintings I completed in acrylic paint on wooden shingles, some years ago. These paintings are rustic in nature, the grain and texture of the shingle adds to the tactile, earthy quality of the image. I hope you find the image engaging. Welcome to “My Golden Fluffball,” an homage to a Buff Orpington, as I recollect her.

Living well, bed-room art featuring “My Golden Fluffball,” from George Delany Art

Common sense…back to work!  If you’ve seen some data, there are strong arguments for going back to work, most especially entrepreneurs, small business people and service organizations. We are wired to work, not stay at home– most people know this, implicitly. Safely, prudently, practically…even here, will be a challenge. But if we can, we have to go back to work, no question about it. Entrepreneurs and small business owners in Michigan, Texas, New Jersey and all over the country are clamoring to do just this. Many small business people are facing bankruptcy, and live with a sense of the “end of the road.” Many families across this country are in despair. No jobs, no work, no income, not much comfort, Hope in short supply. We don’t want to get sick, we don’t want to make others sick, we don’t want handouts. We must go to work.

Faith, family, love and work…are in so many cases rising as if anew to the surface where they belong. Thankfully, as of this writing, most States in the union are “open for business,” and I for one, am glad. We are on alert–if you’ve read about the Pandemic of 1918, you have a sense that the “second wave is out there.” The Governor of California is worried about the third wave. Easy does it. Personally, I must plan on a safe trip to the garden shop and hair-cutter, this week!

While we’re bridging this period into whatever it is that shall come next, you are invited to take this opportunity to explore all sections of George Delany Art, prints of various visual themes: InstagramsPhotosDrawingsPaintings and Americana Posters

If you have not been to this site previously,  GeorgeDelanyArttry two neat features on my site: The first– WALL Review, a capability that visualizes your art selection in your specifications as seen in different settings; living room, bedroom, sitting room, conference room, these sorts of things, as referenced, above. Secondly, the L I V E Augmented Reality feature that allows you to see your chosen art work on YOUR wall…in your setting. Pretty exciting stuff. This is my “business advice,” for the week– in addition to your families, treat your job, work, income the same way Momma Hens treat their chicks. In the chicken-coop of life, rebirth is happening, now.

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Blog 16 May 8, 2020

Spring Wall Art  “Boston Strong, America

Images from my Americana Posters collection. Today is the day we celebrate a big day in American history. So I thought I’d offer some wall art, Americana poster art that helps remind us of our own history and heritage.

America” from the George Delany Art Americana Collection

America…”My Country Tis of Thee, Sweet Land of Liberty…of Thee I Sing…”–How may of us sing this verse at all, these days? We might do ourselves and our children a favor to remember May 8, 1945. 75 years ago TODAY we celebrated this date. If those who have come before us had not been willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice, we would likely be speaking German…or perhaps Russian, today. Most who died were young, between 18 and 24, I’m told– not all, but the vast majority. I find it useful to read about this period of time. I look back with some amazement at moments of my own youth when my dad would explain to me the meaning of photographs in the famous book, “Life’s Picture History of World War II.” Photos in that book remain in my consciousness, today. They also inform my understanding of aspects of human nature that remain indecipherable.

“America” in the Board Room, from the George Delany Art Americana Posters Collection

Check out other Americana Poster Prints from my George Delany Art collection…these will be growing in number as the spring and summer unfolds.

Thankfully, the country is…as if, waking up, now. For weeks we’ve been hunkered down, at home for many hours out of every twenty four…have we not? People want out. People want to work, people have to work, people are driven to work. We must feed our children…and ourselves. Hats off to the Texas woman, Shelley Luther, who defied the judge and kept her hair salon open…and in accordance with guidelines issued the the State. We remain mindful. If you’ve read about the Pandemic of 1918, you have a sense that the “second wave is out there.” Easy does it. Personally, I am overdue at the barber shop and bakery.

While we’re bridging this period into whatever it is that shall come next, you are invited to take this opportunity to explore all sections of George Delany Art, prints of various visual themes: InstagramsPhotosDrawingsPaintings and Americana Posters

If you are new to GeorgeDelanyArttry two neat features on my site: The first– WALL Review, a capability that visualizes your art selection in your specifications as seen in different settings; living room, bedroom, sitting room, conference room, these sorts of things, as referenced, above. Secondly, the L I V E Augmented Reality feature that allows you to see your chosen art work on YOUR wall…in your setting. Pretty exciting stuff. This is my “business advice,” for the week– taking some satisfaction in art may be the best business advice I could offer. < wink >

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Blog #15 May 1, 2020

Spring Wall Art  “Gray Day on Ocean Drive

Gray Day on Ocean Drive” from George Delany Art

This is a foreboding photo— dark skies, no people, no signs of life save one lone Sea Gull. And yet, on the day this photo was taken, the weather was warm and inviting. The water was warm…and inviting. I had just been in for a swim. This view of Ocean Drive, Newport, Rhode Island…the vast, dark sky against the impenetrable nature of endless rock, punctuated by a single Gull, amidst pools and ponds, a captivating scene.

Gray Day on Ocean Drive,“…Hangs in Living Room

Ocean Drive, Newport, Rhode Island— was at this moment, tranquil, humid, still, and not at all uninviting. Nevertheless, the forlorn seascape grabbed my attention, the single Gull, the view of homes-out-of-reach, off in the distance, the scale of the sky, the sliver of population in the middle, the grand presence of rocks and puddles in the foreground…I found appealing. Lesson: What you see is not always indicative of what is going on…we know this, right?

Check out other photo prints from my George Delany Art collection…these will be growing in number as the spring and summer unfolds.

After eight or so weeks of hunkered down, at home for many hours out of every twenty four, I am eager to get out, get about, get back to a familiar routine. The whole country seems itchy to get back to something, despite the propensity of certain Governors to keep their States locked up for another month or more. Not wild about being locked up, even in this very serious circumstance. But we do want to “be safe.” If you’ve read about the Pandemic of 1918, you have a sense that the “second wave is out there.” While we’re bridging this period into whatever it is that shall come next, you are invited to take this opportunity to explore all sections of George Delany Art, prints of various visual themes: InstagramsPhotosDrawingsPaintings and Americana Posters

If you’re just joining me, this may be a surprise…try two neat features on George Delany Art: The first– WALL Review, a capability that visualizes your art selection in your specifications as seen in different settings; living room, bedroom, sitting room, conference room, these sorts of things, as referenced, above. Secondly, the L I V E Augmented Reality feature that allows you to see your chosen art work on YOUR wall…in your setting. Pretty exciting stuff. This is my “business advice,” for the week. < wink >

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Blog 14 April 24, 2020

Spring Wall Art  “Dalmatian Beauty

Business advice for this week: “Be ready when the moment arrives.” But to be frank, I don’t know this dog from Barney. We were traveling on a ferry when he, leading the way…and his mistress passed me by…I was just so struck by how handsome this animal is that I wheeled around with my trusty iPhone and took this quick picture.

Dalmatian wall art, Instagram by George Delany, spring 2020
“Dalmatian Beauty”, Instagram Photo Art from George Delany

When you take this ordinary moment on a random ferry going from point A to point B, interrupt the planned adventure to snap unexpectedly a quick iPhone photo, this is what I wind up with. Honestly, I’m tempted to order one for my own room. I remember how striking this animal was, even now. Available in a variety of materials, sizes, mattes and frames from Gallery Delany Art.

Dalmatian Beauty,” Just Over the Mantle

Our town, like yours– this state, Massachusetts, our country, the world all basically incapacitated by this virus. There is no end to how odd, weird, and frustrating the whole episode is right now, to say nothing of what is ahead, which I choose not to prognosticate about, here, We are all capable of endless imaginings on the topic, aren’t we?  Thanks to people we have depended on in markets, pharmacies and once or twice, bakeries. Thanks to firemen, police and first-responders, thanks also to our front-line health-care workers.

As is true for everyone, we remain hunkered down, at home for many hours out of every twenty four that come and go. You are invited to take this opportunity to explore all sections of George Delany Art, prints of various visual themes: InstagramsPhotosDrawingsPaintings and Americana Posters

Let me mentiontry two neat features on George Delany Art: The first– WALL Review, a capability that visualizes your art selection in your specifications as seen in different settings; living room, bedroom, sitting room, conference room, these sorts of things, as referenced, above. Secondly, the L I V E Augmented Reality feature that allows you to see your chosen art work on YOUR wall…in your setting. Pretty exciting stuff. This is my “business advice,” for the week. < wink >

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Blog 13 April 17, 2020

Spring Wall ArtSpring Daffodil

Spring Daffodil,” from George Delany Art

This could be my favorite time of year. Winter winds down, spring arrives, slooooly in brutal April when it is cold and rainy much of the time. Tonight we are due to get snow, a week after Easter. But there are those glorious days when you know that the world is unfolding, and here it is, in the form of a splendid, new Spring Daffodil.

Our spirits are severely tested this year, aren’t they? The virus, the close-down, the sequester, the quarantine, the bank account, the country’s health and condition, our collective long-term debt, geopolitics, the environment….should I continue? Then, we’ve had some very bad storms, lately, trees down, power out. People need a break, we need a break, I need a break. I work in the garden, daily. We go for walks. We’re counting our blessings especially earnestly, this year. We know the virus isn’t going to magically go away. It is here for the long term, not at all good if you are in my risk pool. And then, there is geopolitics. What is really going on? I surely don’t know. But I know the wrens are busy every day, the honeybees are in the birdbath when the temp hits 50 and the sun is out, the family of Cardinals are perched on our porch in a new nest, as the momma cardinal sits on her eggs. What can be better than…these signs of spring?

Here is my first little experimental ChantVideo, more to follow…

“Spring Daffodil,” in the bedroom, from George Delany Art

As you may consider this selection please experiment with how a work might appear on various wall surfaces and in settings such as a living room, bed room, conference room, or sitting room. Also consider a variety of mediums, materials, sizes and finishes, all very handy. You see in this instance the selection horizontally formatted, in a proposed bedroom– just one feature when buying spring wall decor from this site.

Here, at the close of the week following Easter, we continue to stand in admiration, respect and gratitude for the many Americans who selflessly remain on-the-job, helping to shepherd all of us thru this virus pandemic. First responders, health care professionals, firemen and women, truckers, trash pick-up guys, cashiers, all those whose contributions buoy us up and inspire us, right now. Thank you, all.

We’re still very much sequestered, many of us now, isolated, hunkering down. Why not ake this opportunity to explore all sections of George Delany Art, prints of various visual themes; InstagramsPhotosDrawingsPaintings and Americana PostersLet me mention, try two neat features on George Delany Art: The first– WALL Review, a capability that visualizes your art selection in your specifications as seen in different settings; living room, bedroom, sitting room, conference room, these sorts of things, as referenced, above. Secondly, the L I V E Augmented Reality feature that allows you to see your chosen art work on YOUR wall. Pretty exciting stuff.

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Blog 12 April 10, 2020

Spring Wall ArtChrist & the Folks

Christ & the Folks, from George Delany Art

Easter 2020, what an odd and trying time…all over the world it is. Between the virus, the toll it takes, our collapsed economy, and anxiety about our Nation, we’ve got plenty to bring to the Almighty, this year. Some years ago, I did a series of black-and-white wash sketches featuring messages of the day as if they showed up in someone’s personal eMail. This was my eMail marketing period. Above, you see one wash sketch typical of the series. I intend to feature many in the series as this blog unfolds. But as Easter Day approaches, when so many are disjointed, dislocated, in grief, or a state of anxiety, I think the message of Jesus is one worthy of the cultural slow-down, the economic retreat, the mandatory put-on-the-brakes…that every one of us is currently experiencing in one way or the other.

Lessons in Mercy, Forgiveness, Love that come to us thru the ages in a particular Book are as profound and mysterious now as they were at the time they were noted and gathered. In this time, we learn to our amazement that data, trends, fashions, science, fact, evidence, gossip, innuendo, fake news….even money and career, nothing seems quite as important now as was so only two months ago. This little illustration, folks gathered together listening to the teachings of Christ…seems entirely right for the time. Welcome to “Christ and the Folks.”

Even the fellow on his cell phone calling someone about something (we know not whom)…presumably, the presence of Jesus in their midst, suggests the kind of daily freneticism we lived out daily until only a few weeks ago. Easter Blessings to you and yours, 2020, offered in the spirit that yes, we are all in this together, and yes, there are certain teachings that come to us as we are willing to try to understand them, lessons of which would hold promise to supersede almost everything else life offers up. Christ is risen.


“Christ and the Folks”, from George Delany Art

When looking at this selection please experiment with how a work might look on various wall surfaces such as living room, bed room, conference room, sitting room or similar settings. You are encouraged to consider a variety of mediums, materials, sizes and finishes, all very handy. You see in this instance the selection horizontally formatted, in a proposed sitting room– just one feature when buying spring wall decor from this site.

Here, just before Easter, the center-story in the history of Western Civilization for over 2000 years, we stand in admiration, respect and gratitude for the many Americans who selflessly remain on-the-job, helping to shepherd all of us thru this virus pandemic. First responders, health care professionals, firemen and women, truckers, trash pick-up guys, cashiers, all those whose contributions buoy us up and inspire us, right now. Thank you, all.

We are homebound, many of us now, isolated, hunkering down. Take this opportunity to explore all sections of George Delany Art, prints of various visual themes; InstagramsPhotosDrawingsPaintings and Americana PostersNot to overlook, give a try two neat features on my art site. The first– a wall review capability that visualizes your art selection in your specifications as seen in different wall settings; living room, bedroom, sitting room, conference room, these sorts of things, as referenced, above. Secondly, the L I V E Augmented Reality feature that allows you to see your chosen art work on YOUR wall. Pretty exciting stuff.

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Blog 11 April 3, 2020

Spring Wall ArtNew York on Our Minds

NEW YORK, America the Beautiful, from George Delany Art

The country has largely shut down, much of the world in similar shape, New York has become the epicenter of CV, prognostications and computer models, not good. Some medical professionals are pointing to dramatic gaps between likely outcomes and projections– projections may be way overstated. We can only hope. Not ironically, many of us, whether we work on the front lines or not, are exhausted.

Meantime, here is some spring art I designed some time ago that carries the spirit of the times, my view. Part of a series I called American Revitalization at the time, this is the America the Beautiful selection, digitally printed, you can select from variety of print materials, sizes, finishes, and frames, makes the whole proposition of buying art prints very simple and gratifying. In each of these designs, the flag you see flew outside my home during the 9.11.01 tragedy. Thanks to a particular photographer, Marty Doyle, for his help in capturing the beauty in the image.

America the Beautiful from the Americana Poster Collection in one possible context

You can when looking at this selection experiment with how the piece might look on various wall surfaces such as living room, bed room, conference room, sitting room and similar settings. Here you see the selection, vertically formatted, in a proposed living room– just one feature when buying spring wall decor from this site.

We stand in admiration, respect and gratitude for the many Americans who remain on-the-job, helping to shepherd the all of us thru this pandemic. First responders, health care professionals, firemen and women, truckers, trash pick-up guys, cashiers, all those whose contributions buoy us up and inspire us, right now. Thank you, all.

We are homebound, many of us now, isolated, hunkering down. Take this opportunity to explore all sections of George Delany Art, prints of InstagramsPhotosDrawingsPaintings and Americana PostersNot to overlook, give a try two neat features on my art site. The first– the Wall Review capability that visualizes your art selection in your specifications as seen in different wall settings; living room, bedroom, sitting room, conference room, these sorts of things. Secondly, the L I V E Augmented Reality feature that allows you to see your chosen art work on YOUR wall. Pretty exciting stuff.

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Blog 10 March 27, 2020

Spring Wall Art Rhododendron in Spring

Rhododendron in Spring, from my Instagram Art Collection

What to post at a time when a virus brings the world and its people to a halt? Here is an image from my Instagram as Art Photo Collection, a photo I took last year when Rhododendrons were in perfect bloom moistened by spring rain. I see this image as a sign of hope, now. This morning, Louisiana hospitals are nearly overwhelmed by Corona Virus. New York City is still descending. The USN ship, Comfort, steams up the Hudson River to offer it’s 1000 beds, 6 operating rooms and 1200 medical personal to the city of New York. China may have 40 times the disease and death they have claimed, being reported this morning. Who knows on planet earth what is really going on.

I’m here at home as most of the rest of the country is at home, aghast at what is unfolding, hoping President and team are correct in supposing that the peak of this thing may be about two weeks away. Have tracked down and read an article on the Pandemic of 1918 that killed millions, worldwide. That virus is of uncertain origin though it, too, may have originated in China as I have read. This pandemic took its hideous toll in 3 waves. What pattern will eventually characterize the Corona Virus?

If you’ve never bought a photo or photo art or Instagram Photo print, perhaps a little cheer is in order.

Rhododendron in Spring from George Delany Art

Here, you see this beautiful flower in full bloom. I’ve chosen, as you can, to print this image on a particular paper, a luster, high-gloss stock at 36″ square, with a 3″ matte, silver metal frame. Please note, you have a wide variety of materials, sizes, mattes, and frames from which to choose. Make your selection come alive. Here is an example.

You are cordially invited to explore all sections of George Delany Art, prints of InstagramsPhotosDrawingsPaintings and Americana PostersNot to overlook, give a try two neat features on my art site. The first– the WALL PREVIEW capability that visualizes your art selection in your specifications as seen in different wall settings; living room, bedroom, sitting room, conference room, these sorts of things. Secondly, the LIVE Augmented Reality feature that allows you to see your chosen art work on YOUR wall. Pretty exciting stuff.

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Blog 9 March 20, 2020

Spring Wall Art “Star Spangled Banner”

Star-Spangled Banner Hangs at Local Fire Station #3

We voted at the local fire station, lately. I looked up, what did I see? One of my posters framed exotically and hanging on the wall, there it is! This poster was the first of a series I designed and produced in the aftermath of 9.11.01, my “Who We Are,” series of which this is clearly the Star-Spangled Banner. At voting time, I had an engaging somewhat jocular interaction with the monitors, what with my asking whether they needed any DNA material, any biometric proof that I am who I say I am. The folks were very agreeable, they gave me my voting ticket, and it all worked out well. Love the local firemen at Station 3 who have been here in a heartbeat on at least one occasion over the years. Here is to you, Firemen at Station 3! Thanks for your dedication and service, most especially in these testy times.

Star Spangled Banner from the “Who We Are Collection” available at the Americana section of George Delany Art

The American flag you see here hung outside this home on 9.11.01. I had it photographed and incorporated the flag image into the design of the entire Who We are series of offset lithographic posters, at the time. After I produced the series, I found myself thinking back to Boy Scout days and I realized that protocol would have me NOT add any image of any kind directly over the live area of the flag. Too late. The series was designed and produced and being sold and distributed, on-line. These posters have been sold to many kinds of buyers, to teachers, to military, to parents for their children, as gifts on Patriotic holidays. This has been gratifying. Thanks to all who have supported my efforts going back some years, now.

Star-Spangled Banner framed and installed, part of the series of Americana Art Posters at George Delany Art

Here, under the title, “Americana Art Posters,” I offer a variety of digitally printed versions of the original design. You may order within parameters to specifications of your own preference, size, materials, framing. I am glad to have created this entire collection. In addition to finding their way into many personal collections, the series in its entirety won a Gold Award from Graphis Poster Annual Magazine some years ago, and was later admitted to the permanent collection of the Library of Congress. In a time of national trial, I am glad to write this post, today.

I invite you to explore all sections of George Delany Art, prints of InstagramsPhotosDrawingsPaintings and Americana PostersNot to overlook, give a try two neat features on my art site. The first– the WALL PREVIEW capability that visualizes your art selection in your specifications as seen in different wall settings; living room, bedroom, sitting room, conference room, these sorts of things. Secondly, the LIVE Augmented Reality feature that allows you to see your chosen art work on YOUR wall. Pretty exciting stuff.

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