Four (The Dancer) by Derek Shockey

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24″ × 36″ acrylic on canvas.

Copyright Derek Shockey 2008.

“… I said dance for me fancuilla gentile,
I said laugh awhile I can make your heart feel,
I said fly with me touch the face of the true god,
and then cry with joy at the depth of my love.

‘cause I’ve prayed days, and I’ve prayed nights,
for the lord to just to send me home some sign,
I’ve looked long and I’ve looked far,
bring peace to my black and empty heart…"



  • flower68
    flower68over 6 years ago

    beautiful.all that white space works so well around her.

  • Derek Shockey
    Derek Shockeyover 6 years ago

    Thank you for your comments!

  • Tron
    Tronover 6 years ago

    Nice work!

  • Chris  Willis
    Chris Willisover 6 years ago

    WOW! I love the strength of your work…very emotive!

  • Derek Shockey
    Derek Shockeyover 6 years ago

    Thank you very much!

  • Marie Magnusson
    Marie Magnussonover 6 years ago

    gorgeous, love the simplicity and then the detail in the fingers

  • Marny Barnes
    Marny Barnesover 6 years ago


  • Thank you very much Marny… sorry i somehow overlooked your comment… i REALLY dig your portfolio!

    – Derek Shockey

  • Abe Jackson
    Abe Jacksonover 6 years ago

    Great stuff, man. Good to see a fellow Nebraskan in this sea of art.

  • Derek Shockey
    Derek Shockeyover 6 years ago

    Thanks alot man… so do you display out here?

  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonover 6 years ago

    awesome composition… awesome work!!!

  • Thank you very much… this is one of my faves of the newer works… :)

    – Derek Shockey

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