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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View all 28 works by Stella Pelser
Born in 1970
Inspired by the love of nature and people from a early age I loved nothing more than to sit peacefully somewhere and draw, to observe and study my surroundings.I fell in love with the textures and patterns in nature, always looking for hidden meanings metaphoric similarities between man and nature and how everything is connected.It made me believe that there's magic all around us hidden like a treasure I need to unravel or decipher.This is the base of my endless inspiration that feeds my art and this intrigue became my teacher and I it's eternal student.
Art became my visual language that express these hidden messages i see all around me.
"Art helps us to see beyond the usual to the moments of our greatest happiness and greatest wisdom and it is this hope to recall a vision by some sort of sign that the art was invented. Sign-posts on the way to what may be.Sign-posts toward greater knowledge" - Robert Henri
Exhibitions and Representations:
2010 - Represented at Karoo Art Gallery in the Stellenbosch Square
2013 - Participating artist, Cancer.vive charity auction
2013 - Group Exhibition Welmoed Estate Stellenbosch
2014 - Exhibited and represented at Art at Blaauwklippen
2017 - Group Exhibition P.J. Olivier Art Centre Stellenbosch
2017 - Group Exhibition Bright Street Gallery Somerset West
2017 - Rhino Disharmony exhibition and review at Gallery F, Cape Town
2017 - Artwork Represented at Henry Taylor Art Gallery, Lourensford Wine Estate
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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