I Belong to You

Desirée Glanville

Alkmaar, Netherlands

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An exquisite flower opens, in I Belong to You by Desirée Glanville, to reveal a
huge silvery perl– certainly a priceless treasure. Its antithesis, a gazing ball,
popular in Victorian and modern gardens, is suspended above it. Perhaps
hinting at the subliminal message, the gazing ball mirrors a very real world with tree, water, and sky;
rather than the ideal fantasy that we see before us.
Tiny remnants of petals float in the blue, luminous atmosphere. Desirée has repeated their skeletal
veins in the lower petals of the central flower; so that we know the air is filled with petals pulled from
the larger one. Was this a “He Loves me, he loves me not” scenario—a child’s game with Daisies that
gets replayed in various intonations when we are adults?

The video accompanying the piece is a track, “I Belong to You”, from British alternative rock band,
Muse, from their album, The Resistance, released in Europe mid September 2009.
Remembering that the ultimate key to unlock the mystery of Glanville’s art is in the paired music,
it’s of importance that the song and lyrics regard one who travels half the world to tell their muse “I
Belong to You”.
Mid-song, from this British band, are French verses, sung with such emotion to melt the soul.
They are borrowed from Camille Saint-Saëns’ opera, “Samson and Delilah”.
Delilah sings these verses to seduce Samson, in a famous aria in Act II, “Mon coeur s’ouvre ta
voix” (“My heart opens itself to your voice”, or commonly “Softly awakes my heart”).
Ah! réponds à ma tendresse!
Verse-moi, verse-moi l’ivresse!
translated:
Ah! respond to my tenderness!
Fill me with ecstasy!
It’s uncertain, here, whether Desirée is presenting the side of the muse as a reaction to the
overtures, or the perspective of the one presenting overtures of tenderness to their heart’s desire.
It could be either or both, probably determined by the perspective of the viewer.
This is where fine art brings the viewer in as co-artist, to complete the work. Desirée seems to me
to have accomplished that spiritual merger here.
Either way, Desirée has input in the matter. Remember the gazing ball in the garden. It never lies.
Despite our fantasy and what we want things to be, there is also reality to deal with.

(F.A. Moore- INSIDE SOLO-Oct 2009)

When these pillars get pulled down,
It will be you who wears the crown,
And I’ll owe everything to you

How much pain has cracked your soul?
How much love could make you whole?
You’re my guiding lightning strike

I can’t find the words to say,
But they’re overdue,
I’ve travelled half the world to say,
I belong to you

Then she attacks me like a Leo,
When my heart is split like Rio,
But, I assure you my debts are real

I can’t find the words to say,
When I’m confused,
I’ve travelled half the world to say,
You are my mu-

(Ah! Réponds à ma tendresse,
Verse-moi, verse-moi l’ivresse,
Réponds à ma tendresse,
Réponds à ma tendresse,
Ah! Verse-moi l’ivresse,
Verse-moi, verse-moi l’ivresse,
Réponds à ma tendresse,
Réponds à ma tendresse,
Ah! Verse-moi l’ivresse,
I belong,
I belong to you alone)

-use,
I can’t find the words to say,
But they’re overdue,
I’ve travelled half the world to say,
I belong to you

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