PAD Day 10 – How Lovely

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How Lovely

Peale's Venus Rising from the Sea: A Deception  (See it live and unaltered at the Nelson-Atkins Museum)

Peale’s Venus Rising from the Sea: A Deception
(See it live and unaltered at the Nelson-Atkins Museum)

The light that draws the moth to its flame.
Like Peale’s Venus Rising from the Sea:
A Deception. Why are we drawn to it?
The mystery that hides behind the drape.
The anticipation of the vulnerable
being revealed. The recognized
connection of sacrifice and desire.
Between the backdrop and the stage curtain
we understand the unseen as our own grace.

 

Inspired after hearing Liz Rideal speak
at the Nelson-Atkins Museum.