light (dark heart)

darkheart2

dark heart

blue window

light whispers through tired tissue

pale relief

dark heart

dismembered

disfigured by translucent dreams

suspended

dark heart

illuminated

crucifixion behind stained glass

opacity

entering enlightenment

art and poem by clinock

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22 thoughts on “light (dark heart)

  1. The blend of poem and art here make for a most tasty meal. The picture itself may be my favourite yet of those I’ve seen of yours, John.

  2. Hi John, this blue painting has so much beauty, and the poem too. It reminds me that Easter is coming 🙂 You always manage to make something great!

  3. Suspended enlightenment! Although I am far from an experienced reader, I have noticed very early on that in great poems you can mix words and they still hold the same meaning! [imho anyway] In your case they also blend perfectly with your amazing art! 🙂

    1. thank you dear Marina, you see more than you think you see although all see differently and all seeing is perfect…your kind words are always taken to heart..

  4. Love the image and was grabbed right away by the first two lines of the poem. I instinctively jumped from the opening (as I usually do with poetry) to the last couple lines and found such a pearl.

    dark heart
    blue window

    opacity
    entering enlightenment

    1. beautiful perception Steven, your chosen lines are a distillation of the poem and I could have said only this and been satisfied…thank you for the pearl…

  5. So many images, John. I found myself turning this painting around and around with each side so different. An optical illusion… a torso from the front..a torso from the back…a kaleidoscopic landscape…..a patient guard beast…an orchid in an ethereal jungle…wings, bones and severed limbs, severed heads, internal organs. Like a tethered dream…

    The most remarkable aspect to me, though, in this evocative and complicated image is the balance between light and dark. No mater which way I view it, everything balances out.

    1. truly lovely Jana, your reading and yes, in process it did present many possibilities and I have seen some of the images you have seen, others beginning to emerge for me…but most important is the balance and your recognition of this…it is the foundation…
      your poetic comment is striking, “Like a tethered dream..” gorgeous, thank you so much…

  6. I really love this painting, John. Such a dramatic piece and the accompanying words are powerful to go with it! I always really like your work, but for some reason this one really stands out for me.

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