I made this piece when I learned that swans were special to one of my grandparents. It took me a while to come up with the right way to paint it but as I worked the image became more and more clear. I made it with acrylic ink and in the end I felt it looked like a memory. You may be wondering how something could look like a memory but when I remember something its more than one image but s bunch of pieces layered together like a collage. The pieces of different events and lights fuse together… Of their face, or the things they carried with them, of their expressions. Mostly I remember their parting in the end. Like the moment when a story book is leading to that page where something vanishes. Sometimes they fade, but I always remember those few pieces and the image of them walking away. Of life changing in their absence, of them becoming nothing but a memory. This piece is like remembering a swan, a swan that was there, that left its feathers and memories before taking to the skies one last time. The Memory of the Swan.
This is an acrylic ink piece that is 11in. x 14in. and is currently for sale for $130. If you have any interest in purchasing the original then please reach out to me on any of my social media or on this website. There are also limited edition prints available through the link below. If you have any other questions feel free to reach out to me, thank you for reading- Arie M.