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Into the Light, ©John O’Grady
10″ x 18″ x 0.75″, oil on canvas, ready to hang
The roads and tracks that crisscross their way over the bogland link place to place and person to person.
When our feet touch the ground we walk where our ancestors once walked, connecting us through time.
They moulded and shaped the land over centuries till these tracks became the land itself.
Thinking about this deep connection to the past made me look again at the painting.
I saw the gaunt telephone poles that follow those tracks in a new light.
Standing out against the sky like watchers, we can easily imagine them to be incarnations of these ancient people. The fine thread stretching between each one brings distance and time to the present and guide our paths.
Can you imagine yourself standing there accompanied by the wind whistling in the wires?
Meanwhile, the blue-violet clouds stand out against the bright light over the sea and drift across the sky.
I’d love to hear what you think of this painting.
Hello John, I was just sitting down to express my thoughts on this wonderful painting and I see that it is already sold! I am not surprised as it is exceptional. The texture of the russet grasses contrast beautifully with a most wondrous sky above a tantalising and puddly path into the light. Thank you for sharing it.
Hello Chris, Thank you for your thoughts on the painting, which are very much in line with my own glad you like the sky, that was my own favourite part of the piece