Friday, October 14, 2011

E.E Cummings inspired painting [in progress]

This painting is a 30” X 30” acrylic - work in progress. It is a commissioned piece. The request was for an abstract painting size 30” X 30”. An E.E Cummings poem was sent to be my inspiration. I find the poem beautiful and full of inspiring images. I could do dozens of paintings based on these words. Here is the poem

Somewhere I Have Never Travelled, Gladly Beyond    
by E. E. Cummings

somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
any experience,your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skillfully,mysteriously)her first rose

or if your wish be to close me, i and
my life will shut very beautifully ,suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility:whose texture
compels me with the color of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens;only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands