A Certain Day
THE STORY IN THE LAYERS
BEHIND THE TITLE OF " A Certain Day"
certain: adjective cer·tain \ˈsər-tən\
The poem "Variation on a Theme by Rilke" by Denise Levertov is painted into the background and repeated again in the leaves in the foreground. I found it in a magazine and it has been up on my wall in our art room for quite some time.
I went through my sketch book and found a sketch of an olive tree branch and I very loosely painted the outlines of it in black. I repeated the lines with white for contrast. Later after blocking out the background I repeated the words of the poem in the leaves but felt there was something missing, so the trusted dove showed up again.
Branch of an olive tree – a symbol of peace, victory and abundance
Dove - usually white in color, are used in a variety of settings as symbols of love, peace or as messengers.
Sun - the source of all life and growth on earth
Insight, action, courage, peace, love