Painting by Santiago Carbonell

Swept Away

November 03, 2021

Swept Away

BRONZE  14” x 14” x 8” |  Edition of 25

Table Top

There is a very old poem that inspired this piece.

 

Married Love

 

You and I

Have so much love,

That it

Burns like fire,

In which we put into the fire the clay

Molded into a figure of you

And a figure of me.

Then we take both of them,

And break them into pieces,

And mold again a figure of you,

And a figure of me.

I am in your clay.

You are in my clay.

In life we share a single quilt.

In death we will share one bed.

One of the deepest human yearnings is to connect with another human being. To be inextricably linked to another soul. “The deep desire for love, to be one with another on all levels, crosses all times and boundaries.” It is interesting to note that from ancient times clay has been associated with the human body.

Poem by Kuan Tao Sheng

Poem translated by Kenneth Rexroth

Kuan Tao Sheng lived from 1262 to 1319, she was a Chinese painter best known for her images of nature and her tendency to inscribe short poems on her paintings. 

 

 



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