Time Recycling

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Landfall

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Land sequence

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Tom Waits Exhibition

Fish and Bird: You can live in my heart
Oil on board (300mm diameter)

The Tom Waits song Fish and Bird is a love story told by a sailor about a whale and a bird who fall in love. Because they live in different realms, though the ocean and the sky are poetically interrelated in the lyrics, their love cannot be realised and so they have to part.

"But the ocean is filled with tears

And the sea turns into a mirror
And there's a whale in the moon...
And a bird on the tide"
- Tom Waits

I have extended the love story theme to explore an environmental aspect since birds and whales are ideally suited as subjects for this, as is the tone of impending loss. The painting is titled "You can live in my heart", the closing phrase of the song.

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