Friday, July 17, 2009

the blue and the dim and the dark cloths of night and the half light

I just finished this wax and ink piece and will display it over the weekend in my Little Current studio during the art tour. The title is adapted from W.B. Yeats' lovely and famous poem, He Wishes For the Cloths of Heaven.

Here's more.

Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

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Jackie said...

A beautiful piece , so evocative of the 'heav'ns Embroidered cloths'

chrissythreads said...

'Tread softly' Judy. Hope everything is going alright with your latest module.

Threadspider said...

Beautiful piece. That's my favourite poem.

Jill said...

I love these waxy things that you do. Do you use the same kind of wax for both paper and fabric?

Judy Martin said...

thanks for the compliments on this piece. It is so new.

Jill, I am still experimenting with the wax that I use. This piece was made with a mix of beeswax and parafin wax. My newer pieces were done with bleached beeswax. I have not used soy wax yet. I have done some with encaustic medium - which is wax mixed with damar varnish plus pigment.

I use the same wax on cloth and on paper. This piece is on paper.