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Colours without names

What name is there for the colour that arouses this thirst?

This artwork is part of an on-going series called the Epiphany Suite.  It is a visual poem, a meditation in materials, in response to the aspect of desire in perception. The title is a quote from a poem entitled Strange Sea by Edith Södergran (1892-1923), a remarkable Finnish woman who spoke Swedish, and who was one of the earliest Modernist poets. In her short life she wrote in response to the natural world; in her shadow, the metaphysics of the invisible in the seen is of keen interest to the artist.

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Strange Sea

By Edith Södergran  (1916)
Translated from the Swedish by Averill Curdy

Implausible fish bloom in the depths,
mercurial flowers light up the coast;
I know red and yellow, the other colors,—

but the sea, det granna granna havet, that’s most dangerous
                                                                            to look at.
What name is there for the color that arouses
this thirst, which says,
the saga can happen, even to you—

 

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