"What sort of dreadful weather could it be outside? It was no longer just a dull day, it was deepest night. None of the stained glass in the main window shed even a flicker of light on the darkness of the walls. And this was the moment when the man in the cassock chose to put out the candles on the main altar, one by one. "
--The Trial, Franz Kafka
Obvious dark symbolism but written with such vivid beauty. He said the oceans are rising popped into my head.
|He said the oceans are rising|
Acrylic on canvas, 120cm x 120cm
Today in the studio I'm listening to a Girlyman album... and the song that was the source for the painting title started. I realised the lyrics are rather in keeping with my current reading and research.
Two different bits from the song:
Still on most days, I hear myself say
But you never know, wherever I go
Is a way
(oddly, I sometimes mis-interpret the last lines as "wherever I go \ Is away".)
And if I could be anywhere I could be
I'd be anywhere
Existential? We just are what we are, and being ourselves creates our paths.
Want to hear the whole song?
If you'll excuse me, I have a Sartre essay to go read now...
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