Who or What Am I? by ©Janis Zroback
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Birds nest in my arms,
On my shoulders, behind my knees,
Between my breasts are quails,
they must think I’m a tree.
The swans think I’m a fountain..
They all come down and drink when I talk.
When sheep pass, they pass over me,
and perched on my fingers, the sparrows eat,
the ants think I’m the earth,
and men think I’m nothing
..Gloria Fuertes.

  • Who or What Am I" is painted to look like it’s part part of the sea, the skies, the weather, and the very stones that make up the surface of the earth, that men think is nothing…there is also a double meaning in the use of a woman’s face as a symbol for the earth that is tied in with the last line of the poem…the bleak expression in her eyes reflect the prevalent feeling that something must be done… and soon

Watercolour on Arches Not Paper..View large for better impact…

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I paint in many different styles and feature a myriad of subject matter, which I show as individual collections….
I am inspired by the world interpreting it in brilliant colours, often influenced by the writings of famous authors and poets..
© All rights reserved. All images contained on these pages are © copyright protected by Janis Zroback and any use of these images in any form without her written permission will be considered an infringement of these copyrights.

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  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackalmost 4 years ago

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 4 years ago

    Greatness in this new series of women janis in your earth songs. I love the look in her eyes and the mixing of colours like she is peering through space !Liz

  • Thanks so much Liz…I’m thrilled that you feel that way about her…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...almost 4 years ago

    Mother earth is not happy right now…..
    Powerful image wahini….

  • Thanks so much KJ..very nice of you to say so..

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • ZinaImage
    ZinaImagealmost 4 years ago

    Superbly powerful piece Janis,

  • Thank you so much for the lovely compliment Wayne…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 4 years ago

    Impressive work Janis, love the colors and expression.

  • Thank you so much Cindy…I’m really happy you like it as it was a tough decision whether to add portraits to this second collection…I will be adding figures too which is so rare for me….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • AndyReeve
    AndyReevealmost 4 years ago

    Hmmmm – very much a sign of the times. Beaut painting Jan. Says it all.

  • I hoped it would say a lot and your lovely compliment assures me that it does…thanks so much Andy…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 4 years ago

    I’m really enjoying different ones out of this series, Janis. Especially the ones with female faces as part of the earth song group. This one is fantastic. Excellent work.

  • I was just saying that the decision to let portraits form part of the new series was a tough one, so I am really happy you like it…I plan to add figures as well, which is something I don’t do often…thanks so much Jim…very nice of you…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • cozycomfycouch
    cozycomfycouchalmost 4 years ago

    Truly breathtaking!

  • Thank you so much Maria…lovely of you to say so..

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersalmost 4 years ago

    Fabulous image again Janis . . .

  • Thank you so much Hugh….very nice of you..

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Alison Pearce
    Alison Pearcealmost 4 years ago

    Another very powerful image that fits perfectly with the prose Janis

  • Thank you so much for the lovely compliment Alison…

    – ©Janis Zroback

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