05 June 2009

All Things Must Pass

Watercolor on Arches
16" x 12" 2004


notamobster said...

check your email, Madame . . .

notamobster said...

I asked my daughters to interperet what they saw when they look at it, and this is what I got:

Kiersten (age 6) "It looks like a haunted house, what's the black thing on the porch?"

Kelsey (age 9) "It looks like it's falling down"

Emily (age 8) "It's looks to me, like a farmers house from all the way back in 1991 ..." (priceless - I can't explain the smile I have inside right now)

nina said...

Emily (age 8) "It's looks to me, like a farmers house from all the way back in 1991
I'm overcome with giggles, LOL! Bless her.

notamobster said...

I hope you don't mind . . . I set it as my desktop background. It's disturbingly, exceedingly, lovely.

The decay and death of the central focus seems to be spreading, as a viral contagion, but kept in check by the larger, greener pastures. Just incredible.

Maybe the trains caused the death, but nature is fighting back this encroachment of man. . .

Anonymous said...

I know I posted this before but I'm going through some of your art and just using it like an ink blot test--first thoughts only!! Jj

Telegraph Road Lyrics:
A long time ago came a man on a track
Walking thirty miles with a sack on his back
And he put down his load where he thought it was the best
He made a home in the wilderness
He built a cabin and a winter store
And he ploughed up the ground by the cold lake shore
And the other travellers came walking down the track
And they never went further and they never went back
Then came the churches then came the schools
Then came the lawyers then came the rules
Then came the trains and the trucks with their loads
And the dirty old track was the telegraph road

Then came the mines - then came the ore
Then there was the hard times then there was a war
Telegraph sang a song about the world outside
Telegraph road got so deep and so wide
Like a rolling river

And my radio says tonight it's gonna freeze
People driving home from the factories

There's six lanes of traffic
Three lanes moving slow

I used to like to go to work but they shut it down
I've got a right to go to work but there's no work here to be found
Yes and they say we're gonna have to pay what's owed
We're gonna have to reap from some seed that's been sowed
And the birds up on the wires and the telegraph poles
They can always fly away from this rain and this cold
You can hear them singing out their telegraph code
All the way down the telegraph road

You know I'd sooner forget but I remember those nights
When life was just a bet on a race between the lights
You had your head on my shoulder you had your hand in my hair
Now you act a little colder like you don't seem to care
But believe in me baby and I'll take you away
From out of this darkness and into the day
From these rivers of headlights these rivers of rain
From the anger that lives on the streets with these names
'cos I've run every red light on memory lane
I've seen desperation explode into flames
And I don't wanna see it again

From all of these signs saying sorry but we're closed
All the way down the telegraph road
Lyrics: Telegraph Road, Mark Knopfler

nina said...

Thank you Jj. I am a big fan of first thoughts. The second are usually compromised.