Tall as a Spire 03

Elise Eekhout


Landscapes & Nature


50.0W X 100.0H X 4.0D cm

USD 806

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Mixed media on canvas. Ready to hang thanks to the stretcher frame and a wire. Original paining. Comes with a certificate. Part of my Corona-Stories: Tranquil Cities, Longing to go Outside. - YOU CAN VISIT ALL KINDS OF WONDERFUL PLACES IN YOUR IMAGINATION - Most people lose the ability to fantasize without boundaries as they grow up. Their minds are used to all the limitations of the real world. It makes them forget dreams have no limitations. Especially during difficult times, like the corona lockdown in the spring of 2020, it is very important to be able to use your imagination. “Where are forests hot as fire, Wide as England, tall as a spire” These lines of verse from R.L. Stevenson inspired Tonke Dragt to write an adventure on Venus: “Towering and Miles Wide“. The book was published in 1969, when the first human set foot on the moon. All other planets still a mystery. In her story, Venus consisted of forests and beautiful nature. Her descriptions about astonishment and wonder about what nature has to offer, inspired me to use parts of the text in the forest with sheet metal. The atmosphere and appearance of the artwork are, as with a real forest, strongly influenced by the incidence of (sun) light. The sheet metal texts are difficult to capture in the photo. They are therefore not clearly visible on these photos. The changing incidence of light during the day ensures that the texts stand out more or less. This changes the painting during the course of the day.

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