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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Nan Gagnon's "Reunion", plus Jan-u-wine's "Across So Wide a Sea"....

Posted on 2006.12.02 at 06:10


whiteling at 2006-12-04 17:15 (UTC) (Link)
Aaah! Finally I had the time to sit down and read jan's poem and to have a thorough look at Nan's lovely two-panel painting!

Thank you so much for presenting both pieces in one entry, Mechtild - it is just fantastic to have the pictures and the words together, every one of them a seperate work of art, but creating a sonorous chord while reading and looking. Jan's poem left me deeply moved (*sniffs discreetly in her handkerchief*), and Nan's painting is lovely - yes, I too am reminded of religious paintings in folk-style, like Ex-votos (votive paintings) in chapels and churches, or of renditions of Saints' lives with several events displayed in one sweep); I love all the details and the fresh colours and how the eye of the beholder is allowed to wander over it and discover more and more things. Really lovely!
(Anonymous) at 2006-12-04 20:23 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, Whiteling. Yes, it is neat the way the paintings contain so much. You can look at the whole thing, one panel at a viewing, or enter in and wander about as you say. Jan said it reminded her of comics or graphic novels in the way the image is meant to be "read" in a sequence of smaller images. But comics and such usually have dividers between the sequences. This one has the sequences in one image, like the old votive paintings. It is only in two panels because Jan had planned to mount them on the doors to an old cabinet of hers she loves. I don't know if she's going to end up doing that, though.
mechtild at 2006-12-04 20:35 (UTC) (Link)
Whoops. That was me, Whiteling. I forgot to log in.
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