BOWLED OVER

$50.00

OIL ON BOARD, 2008

14″ X 18″

High up at the bottom of a bowl; Rimmed with ridges and cusps; Seeped through by blue rippling; Descending from ice-cap; A vast, steep-sided arena; Roaring with waterfalls; And fast-flowing river; Laced with low woodland; Filled with flowers; And rocky outcrops. I’ve never seen such a scene; Except in dreams; And imaginings of Lothlorien. A trail of enchantment; Moist, mossy and silvered with birch; Calling to continue; From rapture to rapture. Until a howl of foreboding; From a wolf; That turns out to be dog; Standing sentinel; But tethered beside the path; Warns to turn around; Before the ice is reached; Falling short; By a hundred or two metres; But never mind. The return seems longer than the coming; Even walking at the double; To carry clear of unknown trouble; Where wilderness strains at the leash; To make itself felt; Beyond the din; That begrudges mortal sin; For venturing so boldly; To invade its privacy. [Inspired by a visit to a Norwegian glacier]

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Description

Professionally printed giclee canvas prints which maintain the texture, color and look of the original paintings. The loose canvas prints are reproduced on acid and lignin free cotton-poly exhibition canvas with an elegantly textured matte finish and wide color gamut. The canvas base is enhanced with plastic polymers and a UV-inhibiting coating ready for gallery wrapping. Dimensions are approximate to the nearest inch and do not include an additional one-inch perimeter.

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About the Artist

Dr. Alan Rayner has been expressing awareness of Natural Inclusion through his art for over fifty years using oils, acrylics, watercolors and inks on a variety of surfaces. He has acquired a colorful, technically unrefined, symbolic style in order to depict imaginary scenes that would come into mind ‘out of the blue’ while drawing inspiration from the natural world. 

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