Saturday, 29 September 2007

Dragonfly catcher tag

This is a tag I made recently for a swap on a theme Wings.
I have chosen a poem by a Japanese poetess Chiyojo (1703-1775)(another spelling of her name is Chiyo Ni) selected and translated into English by Daniel C.
Buchanan in his book "One Hundred Famous Haiku" (1973).

Dragonfly catcher,
How far have you gone today
In your wandering?

This is a beautiful and poignant poem, which was composed after her only son died, who was fond of hunting dragonflies.
I painted the little boy with acrylic, so that the leaf is seen through his body, as he is not a real boy, but a dream, a vision from the past. He is wandering in the fields of memory of his mother hunting dragonflies. After all these centuries you can still feel the pain and melancholy.

Papers used: BG and a wallpaper sample


Gillian said...

Oh Galina .... this is awesome , i love the texture to the leaves, and the whole piece is so soft and indeed tragic, poignant poem, just love it:)

Nellie said...

Gorgeous piece Galina. Love the colours and the whole idea. Perfect!

Em's Blog said...

Oh my.. this is stunning Galina, absolutely love it!!

Kaz said...

stunning piece Galina, really beautiful.

deb said...

Galina, you always put so much thought into your art, beautiful.

Penny said...

lovely piece and I love the thought you put into you art too.

crissi said...

beautiful piece

Chris said...

What a gorgeous tag and I love the poem Galina :)

Debbie said...

Stunning tag - love the colours