Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Unforgotten II - ready for prime time!

My latest mobile is now hung and ready for the Chatham Studio Tour
Unforgotten II
©Christie Minchew 2013
approx 36" x 36"x 18"
wire, mulberry and rice papers, beads, Joomchi
The poem that was the inspiration for this piece:
I know a garden where the lilies gleam,
And one who lingers in the sunshine there;
She is than white-stoled lily far more fair,
And oh, her eyes are heaven-lit with dream!

I know a garret, cold and dark and drear,
And one who toils and toils with tireless pen,
Until his brave, sad eyes grow weary – then
He seeks the stars, pale, silent as a seer.

And ah, it’s strange; for, desolate and dim,
Between these two there rolls an ocean wide;
Yet he is in the garden by her side
And she is in the garret there with him.

                                                                                Robert Service (1874-1958)