Forget your perfect offering – sold

*Please note this painting is currently being exhibited at the Victor Harbor Art Show 

Inspired by memories of the past within the urban landscape.

The paint is layered in a process of covering and revealing, invoking a sense of depth and a quality of light and movement.

  • Mixed media on cradled board with a gloss finish
  • 30.5cm x 30.5cm x 1.8cm (12″ x 12″)
  • Unframed
  • Ready to hang
  • Signed on the back.
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This original abstract painting by Kathryn Gruber is inspired by memories, and for me, evokes the song ‘Anthem’ by Leonard Cohen

Here are the lyrics:

“The birds they sang, at the break of day
Start again, I heard them say
Don’t dwell on what has passed away
Or what is yet to be.

Yeah the wars they will be fought again
The holy dove, she will be caught again
Bought and sold, and bought again
The dove is never free.

Ring the bells (ring the bells) that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
That’s how the light gets in
We asked for signs, the signs were sent
The birth betrayed, the marriage spent
Yeah the widowhood of every government
Signs for all to see.
I can’t run no more, with that lawless crowd
While the killers in high places say their prayers out loud
But they’ve summoned, they’ve summoned up a thundercloud
And they’re going to hear from me
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
That’s how the light gets in
You can add up the parts, you won’t have the sum
You can strike up the march, there is no drum
Every heart, every heart to love will come
But like a refugee
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
That’s how the light gets in
Ring the bells that still can ring (ring the bells that still can ring)
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
That’s how the light gets in
That’s how the light gets in
That’s how the light gets in

 

The paint is layered in a process of covering and revealing, invoking a sense of depth and a quality of light and movement.

Mixed media on cradled board with a gloss finish
30.5cm x 30.5cm (12″ x 12″)
Unframed
Ready to hang

Signed on the back.

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 30.5 × 30.5 × 1.8 cm