Day 14, “Adrift” 9×12, oil on paper, framed

$400.00

Details:

“Adrift” is an original oil painting on  9×12 inch heavy, archival paper. The painting comes float mounted in a natural wood frame under museum quality, non-glare glass. The framed dimensions of the piece are approximately 15×18 inches.  I ship every painting out of Pass Christian, Mississippi. This painting will be available for pick up or shipping on February 26, 2024.

This piece is day 14 of my annual 31 in 31 painting practice.

Inspiration:

I mentioned a poem on day 12 and I’ll share it today. I stumbled upon it on instagram and have been thinking about it ever since.

Today’s painting borrows from yesterday’s. It’s the raven from the bicycle basket. It’s one part of the duet between wonder and grief. 

 

Adrift 

by Mark Nepo

 

Everything is beautiful and I am so sad.

This is how the heart makes a duet of

wonder and grief. The light spraying

through the lace of the fern is as delicate

as the fibers of memory forming their web

around the knot in my throat. The breeze

makes the birds move from branch to branch

as this ache makes me look for those I’ve lost

in the next room, in the next song, in the laugh

of the next stranger. In the very center, under

it all, what we have that no one can take

away and all that we’ve lost face each other.

It is there that I’m adrift, feeling punctured

by a holiness that exists inside everything.

I am so sad and everything is beautiful.

 

Please note

The framed image of this piece was created digitally as the piece is currently being framed by a local framer. The artwork will have some variations from this image that buyer will approve before shipping. 

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Description

Details:

“Adrift” is an original oil painting on  9×12 inch heavy, archival paper. The painting comes float mounted in a natural wood frame under museum quality, non-glare glass. The framed dimensions of the piece are approximately 12×15 inches.  I ship every painting out of Pass Christian, Mississippi. This painting will be available for pick up or shipping on February 26, 2024.

 

Inspiration:

I mentioned a poem on day 12 and I’ll share it today. I stumbled upon it on instagram and have been thinking about it ever since.

Today’s painting borrows from yesterday’s. It’s the raven from the bicycle basket. It’s one part of the duet between wonder and grief. 

 

Adrift 

by Mark Nepo

 

Everything is beautiful and I am so sad.

This is how the heart makes a duet of

wonder and grief. The light spraying

through the lace of the fern is as delicate

as the fibers of memory forming their web

around the knot in my throat. The breeze

makes the birds move from branch to branch

as this ache makes me look for those I’ve lost

in the next room, in the next song, in the laugh

of the next stranger. In the very center, under

it all, what we have that no one can take

away and all that we’ve lost face each other.

It is there that I’m adrift, feeling punctured

by a holiness that exists inside everything.

I am so sad and everything is beautiful.

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