The Harlequin’s Prayer
9″x12″ mixed media painting on paper (.5″ border). This painting is on paper and will need to be matted and framed.
This painting is SOLD
It is so quiet in the loft right now. I usually try to fill the quiet. Swallow it up with sound. Music, TV, Audio books. My new Feist CD has just finished and I am resisting the urge to fill that …what? …VOID? Is it really a void?
The longer I sit here in the silence the more calm I feel. Silence. Sweet silence.
This painting feels silent to me. She is alone in her thoughts. There is a silent longing in her eyes. I do not know what she prays for. Perhaps she is simply asking for peace. Peace in her mind. To quiet her thoughts. Perhaps this is what I too am trying to quiet with all the noise I continually switch on. Quiet my mind. When I quiet my mind though am I numbing all my other senses as well? Can my mind miss an inspiring thought because it is too distracted by all the noise I am constantly assaulting it with.
External silence helps to achieve inner silence. (Meher Baba)
This love is silent. (T. S. Eliot)
I sat staring, staring, staring – half lost, learning a new language or rather the same language in a different dialect. So still were the big woods where I sat, sound might not yet have been born. (Emily Carr)