20 August 2019 - 1 September 2019
29 Merthyr Road
In this exhibition of her recent paintings, Wendy’s work references poetry from the 19th century poet Henry Longfellow and others. Their imagery is painted in words, and Wendy responds with oil on canvas.
Love, relationships, challenges and triumphs are all examined in this emotive body of work.
She will be joined once again by the wonderful Brisbane sculptor
whose joyous figures will grace the gallery.
oil on canvas 150 x 100cm
Be still sad heart and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining.
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall"
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"I have nothing to prove, and nothing to protect... I am who I am and it is enough"
The bee speaks to me of Other.
About the hive,
The nurturing of young, the job to be done .
The Queen stays home and workers too,
others going out beyond, instinctively responding
to the call to gather nectar, pollen...
attracted by the beauty of the flower.
All playing out the roles assigned in intricate design
joined with Other.
We have not wings, we cannot soar;
But we have feet to scale and climb
By slow degrees, by more and more,
The cloudy summits of our time.
And whenever the way seemed long
or his heart began to fail,
She would sing a more wonderful song
or tell a more wondrous tale.
A I look down on the world
I see myself more clearly
Everything I achieved and nearly...
“Si hortum in bibliotheca habes, deerit nihil”
(If you have a garden and a library you”ll lack nothing)
Naiveté rules in sunburnt bush form.
Dogs sniff, Galah peers, bees hum
eager for the sun warmed face and hands
of the thief.
Raider of the hive rues his open need
for the honeyed creed of sweetness.