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Painting: Oil on Canvas.
Together, in the dawning of our story,
we do not understand
nor fear what we will,
but find faith and comfort in
our imagined protectors
down, to our children,
like this flickering life -
which keeps the darkness at bay
This painting is inspired by our ancestors, those who huddled together in a cave at Chauvet in France between 30,000 and 35,000 years ago and documented their experiences with such detail and beauty that it transcends those intervening millenia, a space of time really quite inconceivable when compared to our own short lives on this earth.
Our desire to express knowledge and feelings, and to pass this on to the next generation has not gone away.
This is a bold and striking 110 x 80cm oil painting mounted on 3.5cm deep stretchers. It is carefully finished with matt varnish and stored in proper conditions protected from dust.
The poem for this painting was written by my husband, Alex.