Coffee and watercolour on tea-stained Bockingford 300gsm – 11″ × 8″

  1. “To name oneself is the first act of both the poet and the revolutionary. When we take away the right to an individual name, we symbolically take away the right to be an individual. Immigration officials did this to refugees; husbands routinely do it to wives.”
    - Erica Jong (American writer and feminist, 1942)

For the lost, hopeless and nameless, it might be a good idea to start talking about where you’re going instead of about where you are, and where you’ve been. Because, as you talk about where you are, or about where you’ve been, that’s the signal that you offer—and that’s the signal that everything Universally is responding to. That’s why it feels sometimes like you’re stuck on this spot. You’re not stuck because things are always changing. But if it feels like you’re stuck, it’s because they’re changing to the same thing over and over again.

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I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
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Comments

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 4 years ago

    Oooh!!! Love it!! Kind of abstract-realistic! wonderful colours and beautiful art!

  • Wow! Thanks for the fav Liz and pleased you like it!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • queenofcups
    queenofcupsabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful feel to this Maree and I love the quote and how true about having an identity is!… love your work as always! :)

  • Thank you very much, Jacqui, appreciated as always!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • almaalice
    almaaliceabout 4 years ago

    This is superb. Relating to the quote and your prose, my only regret about getting married was having to relinquish my maiden name, somehow it felt as though I was losing my identity and I resented it. Now it seems to me that my name identified the me I used to be, not the me I have become. The subtle variety of the shades in this painting, faceless images, seem to symbolize the gradual changes in each of us as life takes us along our own individual path. The core of our being will remain the same but the rest will be changed by experience. The me I was, am, will always be just the colours of life will change. Alma

  • So pleased you like it Alma! My niece got married in the UK a while back, but she kept her own name and I find more and more women are doing this. Thank you for your lovely comment!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • A Post Script : thank you for adding it to your favs!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • salena
    salenaabout 4 years ago

    So fresh and alive!!

  • Pleased you like it Salena, and thanks for adding it to your favs!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • laureen warrington
    laureen warrin...about 4 years ago

    I feel strongly about this.A name carries such vibration and suddenly it’s removed..very well expressed in this beautiful painting!

  • It’s great you identify with this M! Pleased you like it and thank you for adding it to your favs.

    – Maree Clarkson

  • © Pauline Wherrell
    © Pauline Wher...about 4 years ago

    Absolutely wonderful work and so perfect for your quote

  • So pleased you like it Pauline, thanks for the visit!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • MIchelle Thompson
    MIchelle Thompsonabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful work

  • glad you like it Michelle, and thanks for the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • scallyart
    scallyartabout 4 years ago

    wonderful moving work

  • Thank you Kerry.

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Mark Ramstead
    Mark Ramsteadabout 4 years ago

    Powerful.

  • Thanks for that Mark.

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 4 years ago

    Very profound work and writing! Great capture with color and movement of emotion!

  • So pleased you like it Angie, thanks for a wonderful comment!

    – Maree Clarkson

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