Charcoal and pastel on paper
14 x 14 inches
Conjuring a golden and unearthly synesthetic state; angelic and euphoric, ‘Sheena’s Gold’ was inspired by Natalie Merchant’s reprise of the gospel hymn ‘When They Ring the Golden Bells’ (written by Daniel De Marbelle). Whilst the song has its roots in churches, it’s meaning to me is not a religious one. The delivery and lyrics impart a beautiful final send-off and causes contemplation for the finiteness of one’s mortality.
Inspired by: "When They Ring The Golden Bells" by Natalie Merchant
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City
12th International ARC Salon - Finalist, Portraiture Category