Friday, June 08, 2012

And the Wind Cries .......

This looks SOOOOOOOO much better in real life !

 My first diptych or work in two joining canvasses. 
{Click HERE for a larger view} It has been a long time coming. After listening to this particular song again in December last year {see this post} I felt it cried out for me to paint it somehow. It is a song by the legendary Jimi Hendrix and whenever he jumps into my mind I see purple {probably because of that other famous song of his "Purple Haze"} So somehow I combined the two and I wanted it to be like a thin wind or haze of some sort. In her hair are the full lyrics to the song, with the minor adjustment of 'your name' instead of Mary {so that it speaks to us all}

'After all the jacks are in their boxes 
And the clowns have all gone to bed 
You can hear happiness staggering on down the street. 
Footsteps dressed in red 
And the wind whispers your name
A broom is drearily sweeping 
up the broken pieces of yesterdays life 
Somewhere a Queen is weeping 
Somewhere a King has no wife 
And the wind cries your name
The traffic lights, they turn uh blue tomorrow 
And shine their emptiness down on my bed 
The tiny island sags down stream 
cause the life that lived is, 
is dead 
And the wind screams your name
Uh-will the wind ever remember 
The names it has blow in the past? 
'n with this crutch, its old age, and its wisdom 
It whispers no, this will be the last 
And the wind cries your name'


Julie-ann Bowden said...

Oh this side view is totally awesome! I wonder what she is swimming into? Beautiful!

Gina said...

Oh! such beautiful emotive done it proud girl!!! That close up of her eye really drove it home :D XXX

Terri Neggers said... beautiful..really lovely and dreamy...

Anonymous said...

Amazing Joyce, I have a painting in process that must have a connection with this painting here. I'll post it soon. XO

Wendy said...

this would have to be a FAV Joyce, just love it :) thanks for showing it.