Wednesday, September 19, 2012
PROMISE OF A NEW LIFE
For This and That
For Green Day
For Sky Watch
For Our World
As a painter
you want to capture it all
in one gesture.
that takes you to the past,
present, and future.
In my more usual style
some of it with broken rays of light*
so, technically it would be called
a transitional piece.
Not, because I can't make up my mind
but I do anything to get my point across.
Breaking the rules:
Away with "say one thing in a picture" (this time:) )
Since I painted this for people in a large room
I emphasized the edges of the dove.
Later, I may decide to soften them
People in that time became as old as some 860 years,
so I don't know ifone would have gray hair
Green is symbolic for new life.
Who is this about?
the man who endured gossip
no doubt, being mocked
who knows, even harrassment.
God told him a boat in a century of drought
It took him a hundred years
Finally when it was finished
they loaded two of each animal in the ark
I wonder, the fish too?
150 days of rain pelting on your roof cannot be a pleasure!
Still, they had to wait another 47 days
in cramped quarters
before the dove came
with an olive branch,
the promise of a new earth
a new life
I have a friend that has 2 science awards
who went to mount Ararat 5 times
A place so high that the snow does not melt in the summer.
The Turks are not very fond of people giving access,
so he had to rely on people from that local area.
Hubby and I saw a TV documentary
(with shots taken from a plane of the actual ark
that looks like an oblong box)
how they built it, etc.
Mathematically and architecturally
they say the measurements are perfect
to withstand that kind of a flood.
Several stories exist of "a big flood"
but as far as I know this has been
the only one documented with
something substantial that withstood that flood.
* one could compare this technique as an enlarged version of what Van Gogh did
with his dots to represent light.