Monday, 23 March 2015

"Night Ride Across the Caucasus"

This abstract work is titled after a song written by Loreena McKennitt. I've been listening to the album The Book of Secrets recently and I was captivated by the feeling of distance and never-ending rythm of a journey created in this song. I didn't want to make an illustration to this song, because I wanted my work to have a bit more autonomy, so I decided to go for a very raw and contemporary look and create a feeling of expectation and anxiety which are always present in a journey.



"Night Ride Across the Caucasus", 15x20cm, ink and collage on paper


Here are the lyrics of the song:

Ride on Through the night Ride on
Ride on Through the night Ride on

There are visions, there are memories
There are echoes of thundering hooves
There are fires, there is laughter
There's the sound of a thousand doves

Ride on Through the night Ride on
Ride on Through the night Ride on

In the velvet of the darkness
By the silhouette of silent trees
They are watching, they are waiting
They are witnessing life's mysteries

Ride on Through the night Ride on
Ride on Through the night Ride on

Cascading stars on the slumbering hills
They are dancing as far as the sea
Riding o'er the land, you can feel its gentle hand
Leading on to its destiny

Ride on Through the night Ride on
Ride on Through the night Ride on

Take me with you on this journey
Where the boundaries of time are now tossed
In cathedrals of the forest
In the words of the tongues now lost

Find the answers, ask the questions
Find the roots of an ancient tree
Take me dancing, take me singing
I'll ride on till the moon meets the sea

Ride on Through the night Ride on
Ride on Through the night Ride on

Ride on Through the night Ride on
Ride on Through the night Ride on

6 comments:

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    1. Thanks:)
      This album has always been a great inspiration for me.

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  2. Your painting does look like depth and night....very good :-)

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    1. Thank you, Ann. I used an old brush to make this piece and I think it worked very well. It created air and dimension.

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  3. What you're saying is completely true. I know that everybody must say the same thing, but I just think that you put it in a way that everyone can understand. I'm sure you'll reach so many people with what you've got to say.

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  4. very informative post for me as I am always looking for new content that can help me and my knowledge grow better.

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