Wild Geese Drawing by Agnes Meintjes

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Drawing: Ballpoint Pen, Ink, Watercolor, Acrylic, Pencil on Paper.

This portrait was painted in celebration of my sister, it features a dancing woman surrounded by animals - a tiger and two geese, and a very loose, exuberant orange and pink ink wash. The inspiration for the piece was a Mary Oliver poem called "Wild Geese" in which she writes;

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting --
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.


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Wild Geese

Agnes Meintjes

United States

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Size: 24 W x 36 H x 0.1 in

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