Sunday, 20 April 2008

For Pippa Bacca

I used to call this technique of white ambiguous layers the "Turkish White Veil of Death" .. I was sort of joking but not any more. Hoping for the permission of its owners I rename this painting Under the Turkish White Veil of Love..... A tiny, tiny, tiny embrace - (watercolour, white oil paint, paper 10 x 15 cm 2005) to put back the clock.
In Pippa's memory, and for us all to move on, I quote James Agee, whose words I heard movingly sung today. Pippa desired something more like this... not the eternal black wedding night of death but a peace adventure lit by stars.

Sure on this shining night
Of starmade shadows round,
Kindness must watch for me
This side the ground.
The late year lies down the north
All is healed, all is health.
High summer holds the earth.
Hearts all whole
Sure on this shining night
I weep for wonder wand'ring far alone
Of shadows on the stars.

a bientot
Jane

5 comments:

Alberto, il pittore said...

I don't know why you post accademic drawings, when clearly your naturel talent and God given gift comes over in these little gems. Love the colors and mysteriousnous of this piece. Not quite wanting to expose themselves, the lovers are tenderly revealed in their own private universe.

Sheri Burhoe said...

This is great ! Love it lots ! Great poem as well.

Jane Walker said...

Thank you Sheri! I am going to get hold of everything by James Agee..

Alberto I could not do the one without the other .... but thank you.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!!!... i really enjoy your work.
Carlos

Jane Walker said...

Oh thank you Carlos, Alberto and Sheri - I so appreciate your comments