'Artists are gnostics, and practise what the priests think is long forgotten.' - Hugo Ball

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Only the Moon and the Owls know...






















Owl Dream
© Sue Wookey

Another painting that started out as one thing and ended up as another. I wanted to paint something that was about dreams of flying but it came over all shamanistic and the little flying woman looked more and more owlish. After I finished the painting I discovered that owls are associated with spirit flights and journeys to the Otherworld. And of course, they are associated with the Moon. I guess one just had to be there....

So... it's ended up kinda wierd, but I love it. The words around the painting read:

Between dark fall and light rise,
between lost dreams and sudden waking,
the Stars dance the silver winding path
and only the Moon and the Owls know.

- Sue Wookey

I've got prints available at Galley Hill Art if anyone fancies a sweet little flying Owl-woman on their wall.