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Moonlight Sublime

GC Myers- Moonlight Sublime 2022

Moonlight Sublime— Part of Little Gems at West End Gallery , February 2022

How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!
Here will we sit, and let the sounds of music
Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night
Become the touches of sweet harmony.
Look, how the floor of heaven
Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold:
There’s not the smallest orb that thou behold’st
But in his motion like an angel sings
Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubins;
Such harmony is in immortal souls;
But, whilst this muddy vesture of decay
Doth grossly close it in, we cannot hear it.
Come, ho! and wake Diana with a hymn:
With sweetest touches pierce your mistress’ ear,
And draw her home with music.

– Lorenzo, Act V, Scene 1 , William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

A very cold Saturday morning, hovering around 0°. But instead of focusing on that let’s move on to a trio of art, verse, and song. The theme today is pretty obvious.

The painting at the top is Moonlight Sublime which is a new painting that will be part of this year’s edition of the annual Little Gems show at the West End Gallery, opening in early February.

As I have noted here in the past, the Little Gems show in 1995 was the first time I ever displayed my work. It has been a favorite show of mine ever since. I think this particular painting, one that has many things in it that appeal to my own eye, is a good start for this year’s work for this year’s show, my 28th at the West End Gallery. 

Let’s add some Shakespearean lines and a favorite song from Neko Case to complete this triad so I can get to work on this icy morning. Here’s I Wish I Was the Moon.

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