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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

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Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-12-05 23:32 (UTC) (Link)
Taerie, how lovely that you have stopped by! I was so hoping you would see this post. This poem and the art that illustrates it move me very much. But you know I'm a sucker for Jan's eye for seeing through the eyes of her characters. She lets us see what they see, which, somehow - magically - allows us to see them - deeply.

As for the painting, I just love the concept of it, what the painter has attempted and managed to pull off. It's so full of both stillness and movement. The clouds, the sea surface, the grasses, the gulls, the hair on the characters' heads are all moving, yet the mountains are still and solid, Bag End securely tucked under the hillside of grass, and the stars overhead burn with steady light.
pearlette
pearlette at 2006-12-07 23:02 (UTC) (Link)

Stillness and movement

The clouds, the sea surface, the grasses, the gulls, the hair on the characters' heads are all moving, yet the mountains are still and solid, Bag End securely tucked under the hillside of grass, and the stars overhead burn with steady light.

The movement of the sea is beautifully painted, I can practically hear the crying of the gulls ... it's very effective.

The starlight is a beautiful touch ... it speaks powerfully of peace and tranquillity, the two hobbits at rest, and at home, underneath the stars of Elbereth. :)
Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-12-08 00:28 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Stillness and movement

The stars are in the poem, but I love the way she included them. The way they appear over Bag End (in the smoking vignette in the lower right quadrant), they seem like Mirrormere, as someone pointed out above -- stars reflected in a body of water nestled at the foot of the mountains above, which are painted in the larger scale.
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