Tuesday, July 27, 2010

BFA Show: A Sneak Preview

Here is a sneak preview of one of my pieces for my BFA show. As some of you may know, the theme of my show is based on poetry. This is just the beginnings of a line drawing for one piece (it's very incomplete) but you get the idea... this will be finished in oils.

The poem that goes along with the image is Red Hanrahan's Song About Ireland by William Butler Yeats

THE old brown thorn-trees break in two high over Cummen Strand,
Under a bitter black wind that blows from the left hand;
Our courage breaks like an old tree in a black wind and dies,
But we have hidden in our hearts the flame out of the eyes
Of Cathleen, the daughter of Houlihan.

The wind has bundled up the clouds high over Knocknarea,
And thrown the thunder on the stones for all that Maeve can say.
Angers that are like noisy clouds have set our hearts abeat;
But we have all bent low and low and kissed the quiet feet
Of Cathleen, the daughter of Houlihan.

The yellow pool has overflowed high up on Clooth-na-Bare,
For the wet winds are blowing out of the clinging air;
Like heavy flooded waters our bodies and our blood;
But purer than a tall candle before the Holy Rood
Is Cathleen, the daughter of Houlihan.

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