The Couple

Oil on Canvas

100 x 100cm

While painting this I visited the William Blake exhibition at the RA and his quote which I inscribed on the verso “To see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour” for me is symbolic of this moment, the embrace of the two figures and the moment of comfort between them. I chose to paint this piece in silence, showing two figures embracing each other, one is a state of despair while the other comforts. The couple is symbolic of the unity and the power of companionship.    

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