Fear in a handful of dust

By lucy dray

Fear in a handful of dust

Original Acrylic on Canvas

painting inspired by T.S.Eliots
The Waste Land

Interpretation 1
The Burial of the Dead

There is a shadow under this red rock,(Come in under the shadow of this red rock). And I will show you something different from either Your shadow at morning striding behind you Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.


Interpretation 2
My Interpretation

The hand of goodness (God)
Creating life from star dust, Reaching out to all.
The bones represent Human mortality
And The Devil, The fear in us all.

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40 x 50 cm
3 Months ago

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lucy dray

Hi! My name is Lucy, I am a self taught artist. I have always had a suppressed desire to paint. But due to home and work commitments, I only produced a dozen or so pictures in 45 years. Then health problems forced me to leave my job in clothing production. I attended a art workshop and meet an artist who's kind words of encouragement set me back on the creative path. I now find time to paint.


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