She turns the pages
tracing cellophaned faces
beaches and sunsets:
coloured strands of time.
Caressing trailed images
with well-worn fingers
seeing with her mind.
The fragile wings of time pinned down;
the camera never lies.
She twists her floating memories
Into glossy captured slides.
About This Piece
This painting reminds me of a city skyline with a beautiful sunset reflected in the water. What does it say to you?
The poem describes the way photos capture our memories. As I was looking back through an old album, the photos bound to sticky pages behind cellophane, I wondered at the role photos play in our lives. When I took those photos so long ago, I took them as a prompt to remember that wonderful moment. When I looked at the photo then, it reminded me of the feelings and emotions of the day. But as time passes, I look back through the old photos and realise my memories of the actual event are fading. Instead of the photo acting as a prompt, it has now started to replace the memory; the prints have started to create their own story. Did I misremember the weather, the people, the places in the background? My memories begin to merge with the photos, creating new pictures in my mind.
The background of this painting is alive just like the cellophaned pages in the poem; the paper is not bleached so it will continue to colour as it ages. The paint colours will not change. I find this kind of living painting fascinating, but if you prefer to keep the white background, consider buying a print instead of the original.
This original painting was created with gouache and acrylic on paper, it is signed and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
It is framed and ready to hang.
I know it can be difficult to decide if a painting will look right in your room, so rest assured that if you change your mind within 7 days of receiving the piece, you can return it for a full refund (not including postage). If you would prefer a different frame, I will be happy to advise. Delivery is available worldwide and the painting is securely packaged for transit. The price of the painting does not include shipping; once you have reserved the piece with payment I will contact you directly to discuss your delivery needs. If you would like any more information about this piece, you are welcome to contact me HERE.