Song of the Wave
Acrylic on Canvas,
Song of the Wave
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Acrylic on Canvas
W: 1200mm x H: 450mm x D: 25mm
W: 47" x H: 18" x D: 1"
Approx. Weight: 2kg
This work is
Song of the Wave
About "Song of the Wave"
This painting was inspired by the plight of the African Black oysterchatcher a threatened coastal bird species.
These birds mates for life and their survival is closely link to the balance between sea and shore for their supply of food which is mainly mussels and limpets growing on the rocks of our coasts.
Therefore the interaction between sea and coast the natural habitat of these amazing striking black and red billed birds are dependent on the health of our shoreline.
The "Song of the Wave" is a poem by Khalil Gibran that describe the relationship between the shore and sea as between lovers. It's a lovely metaphor to describe this sensitive balance that sustains these exclusively monogamous birds.
Song Of The Wave
I and the shore are lovers :
The wind unites us and separates us.
I come from beyond the twilight
to merge the silver of my foam with the gold of its sand;
And I cool its burning heart with my moisture.
At dawn's coming I read passion's law to my beloved,
And he draws me to his breast.
At even I chant the prayer of longing,
And he embraces me.
I am fretful and without rest,
But my loved one is the friend of patience.
Comes the ebb and I embrace my love;
It flows, and I am fallen at his feet.
How I danced around the daughters of the sea
When they rose up from the depths
To sit upon the rocks
And behold the stars !
How I hearkened to the lover
Protesting his passion to a comely maid :
I did help him with sighing and moaning.
How I consorted with the rocks when they were
cold and still,
And caressed them, laughing, when they smiled not !
How I delivered bodies from the deep
And brought them to the living !
In what measure did I steal from the depths
Pearls, and gave to the daughters of beauty!
In the still night when all created things embrace
the phantom of sleep, I alone am awake, now
singing, now sighing.
Alas, wakefulness has destroyed me, but I am a
lover and the truth of Love is awakening.
Behold my life;
As I have lived, so shall I die.
By Kahlil Gibran
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Stella was born in a town called Polokwane (Limpopo Province) and started painting in 1994 but had a keen interest in art from a very early age.
"I was inspired by the love of nature and people around me. As a child I loved nothing more than to peacefully sit somewhere and draw. So a little seed was planted in me that grew into a passion for the Visual Arts.
"My studio is my sanctuary and a space I can get lost into, while discovering new concepts and ideas for my artworks."
Completely self taught. What intrigues and inspire her is the process of creating artworks - to convey ideas and emotion without words, to spark the imagination of the viewer.
Her art is in numerous private collections country wide and abroad.
Member of SASA, Stellenbosch Art Association,Western Cape Art Society
Group exhibit at PJ Olivier Art centre 2017 Stellenbosch
Group exhibit at Bright Street Art Gallery Somerset West
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Matric with Art Distinction and Forever an Apprentice of life
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