Swept As A Sea Bird Out To Sea by Lucinda Leveille is another painting in the series exploring the solitary, hopefully capturing a feeling of quiet stillness. The name of this piece comes from a quote by Sara Teasdale -Keywords:
"There is the windy flood of morning
Longing lifted its weight from me,
Lost as a sob in the midst of cheering,
Swept as a sea-bird out to sea".
I find the imagery of sea birds over water calming, as they ride the currents - it must be quite peaceful but a solitary experience. The theme running through my work at the moment, is an exploration of the solitary. Whether it be a tree or a boat or a single image in the landscape. The emotions that these images evoke can be mirrored in many of our lives. We all live solitary existences, whether we are surrounded by friends or family.
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