Thursday, July 05, 2012

"Wandering Star"
Acrylic on Canvas
50 x 75 cm

Original Sold

Just a little note about this painting. It was initially inspired by the title with the same name from Portishead. Looking a little further into the meaning of wandering star I discovered the info below from wiki..."In antiquity the classical planets were the non-fixed objects visible in the sky, known to various ancient cultures. The classical planets were therefore the Sun and Moon and the five non-earth planets of our solar system closest to the sun (and closest to the Earth); all easily visible without a telescope....ancient astronomers noted how certain lights moved across the sky with the other stars. They called these objects asteres planetai, or wandering stars."

Anyway - based on that snippet of info I have my wandering star - she is depicted as the earth. She is leaving a trail of hearts in her path and her moon is close by her . The 5 planets are visible in the distance with the sun behind her head - which also represents the star that she is from the other planets perspective.

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