|acrylic on canvas,24x30 inches
|"Perhaps-perhaps-and life is nothing
Perhaps it is a dream that dies away,
Like echoes lost on some forgetful shore
In endless silence of a twilight day."
Robert Burns Wilson, 1887
|Though it may be hard to tell from this image, the central figures are ghosts. This painting is
about how sometimes a dream can die. In this case, the dream of sharing a life with a true
love. The couple represents the dream, the light flowing down the stairs is the golden light of
the past. The broken lamp and the tattered rockinghorse represent how the dream is
assailed and the dancing figure in the background is the dream of the true love, always
visible, but always just out of reach.