Complete triptych:  (Im)possible no. 4 – Mourning

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Canvas 1  – Friday (death)

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Canvas 2 – Saturday (mourning)

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Canvas 3 – Sunday (rebirth)

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Size:   600mm x 600mm , 1200mm x 600mm , 600mm x 600mm

Medium:  Acrylic on Canvas

Neil Young -Thrasher

April 25, 2009

 

 

I have started a triptych which is the final work in the (Im)possible series. The three canvasses exam Death, Mourning and Rebirth. I have also seen the three canvasses as reflecting on Good Friday. Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. The main painting will be the (im)possibility of Mourning( Holy Saturday). As I worked through this process I have been considering  various forms of “Loss” .

Today I had conversation with a close friend regarding friendship and the loss of friendship and community. My friend mentioned that he was felt as if he was mourning past and lost friendships.

When Neil Young wrote “Thrasher”, in 1979, he was 34 years old, I first heard this in 1980 and I was 16 years old. It was the song that introduced me to Neil Young’s music and even though I have always love this song, I feel that a long journey of time is needed to fully appreciate this song.

 

 

Lyrics and brief notes:

Thrasher

They were hiding behind hay bales,
They were planting in the full moon
They had given all they had for something new
But the light of day was on them,
They could see the thrashers coming
And the water shone like diamonds in the dew. Read the rest of this entry »

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 Acrylic on canvas :  160cm x 135cm

  

The triptych form arises from early Christian art, and was the standard format for altar paintings from the Middle Ages onwards (definition from: Wikipedia)