Five and Under at Arcadia Contemporary

I’m excited to share that I will have two new paintings available in Arcadia Contemporary’s annual “Five and Under” exhibition opening this Saturday! These new pieces continue my examination of Arthur Rimbaud’s poem Ophélie (1870), a passage of which I’ve attached below. You can see the fully completed pieces HERE.

On the calm black water where the stars are sleeping
White Ophelia floats like a great lily;
Floats very slowly, lying in her long veils...
- In the far-off woods you can hear them sound the mort.

For more than a thousand years sad Ophelia
Has passed, a white phantom, down the long black river.
For more than a thousand years her sweet madness
Has murmured its ballad to the evening breeze.

The wind kisses her breasts and unfolds in a wreath
Her great veils rising and falling with the waters;
The shivering willows weep on her shoulder,
The rushes lean over her wide, dreaming brow.
— Arthur Rimbaud

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