My exhibition of paintings this year at 'Art Sanctuary - Station 14'
has been about girls - girls - girls...and remembering.....childhood;
Inspired profoundly by my two little nieces visiting our garden last year (making it ever more Enchanted). (See Gallery Childhood)
And so, of course, I remember back....soon 30 years ago....painting the mother of these two little girls, my own little sister - at this same age:
Jeg har en liten søster
en liten kvinne
er blitt stor
- og mor
Hun gikk en gang
og trødde på en haug
om alt hun skulle
når hun en gang ble så stor
som hun er nå
- og mor
Nå går en annen der og trør
om en dag
når hun blir stor
- og mor
Og haugen ligger der
mens den teller
etter mor etter mor
mens de synger
Livet frem igjen
som er Alles Store Mor
(Fra samlingen 'POE-ETISKE VOGGESANGER - Epistler fra et mørkt fastland'
Monday, August 25, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
Sadie - Sadie - Sadie....where are you now?
My dear dear poet friend
- Sadie from Wyoming -
Sadie from 'Far Away Where the Apples Grow'.....
Sadie, my constant BIG sister....always able to see a bit further than I could...
and Always there, supportive, encouraging, loving
- and always and forever believing in Love Eternal!
You and Me....
You were the Master of the words;
I can only Thank You
from the Bottom of my Heart,
for All you have Given me
and Been to me
through all these years
of a most Amazing friendship!
LETTER TO TONE
Long years ago, when we first met
you were someone magical:
an artist, special. With your brush,
you taught the meaning of enchantment
and gave life to our fantasies;
and from the land of fjords and forests,
castles and gnomes,
you had some small belief
in the doodles of a week-end poet.
Over a divide of sea
we conquered the oceans,
but now, midway in this passage through time,
you say you are stripping away
the skins of all your yesterdays
to follow love, to be more than you are;
and with this, my friend
I wish you Godspeed,
and send you flying to him
on Cupid’s wings.
WHAT A LADY!
WHAT A SISTER!
I Thank you for All and Everything!
Till next time we meet.....
You titled this painting:
I know you pointed these out as your favorites:
'Ra Spirit' (In Norway)
'Wishing Tree' (In Transition)
'Belgian Night (In Belgium)
Thank you, Sadie -
for ALL that you have given me!
Thursday, August 7, 2014
A beautiful performance in my 'Threads of Norns' installation, in Art Sanctuary's Enchanted Garden
with Virginie verdie (dance) and Ingrid Bourgeois (violin)
Ref: The creation of the installation 'Threads of Norns'