Glabber Round the Flaze
Glabber Round the Flaze.
A signed limited edition art print A3 sized, 297 x 420 mm (including a white Boarder)
Actual print size 260 x 260 mm
This signed limited edition print has quality deep rich colours and is on 300gsm cotton perlino art paper. Yum!
(50 available prints only)
This is a 'painting' made using collage techniques from the words of the famous Northamptonshire poet John Claire. His words have been meticulously used to create collage techniques that reveal lines of poetry and can be read within the picture.
My inspiration comes from nature and the local environment of lakes, rivers, a woods where I live. This painting shows a rainy afternoon down at Irthlingborough lakes and meadows in Northamptonshire. Two ramblers trudge through the wind and rain probably to the pub for a nice pint of ale. The words of the poem add a bit more magic to my imagination and allow you to see into the world of the poet and me - the artist!
The poem that helped inspire this painting:
John Clare - 1793-1864
Darkness like midnight from the sobbing woods
Clamours with dismal tidings of the rain,
Roaring as rivers breaking loose in floods
To spread and foam and deluge all the plain.
The cotter listens at his door again,
Half doubting whether it be floods or wind,
And through the thickening darkness looks afraid,
Thinking of roads that travel has to find
Through night's black depths in danger's garb arrayed.
And the loud glabber round the flaze soon stops
When hushed to silence by the lifted hand
Of fearing dame who hears the noise in dread
And thinks a deluge comes to drown the land;
Nor dares she go to bed until the tempest drops.