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Derwent colored pencils, rembrandt pastels and conte crayon on 18×24 black poster board.

Based on the song “The Wake” by Albert Forssell. When I first heard it, I wanted to have a go at singing it and create images of my interpretation. Albert sent me the music track and gave me the go ahead for the project. I had images of Shakespeare’s “The Moor of Venice” in mind. So, I based my drawing on the play and a deck of traditional playing cards. Click on the title below to hear the song.


a blatant lie / a running eye
itching of tears / Oh my dear

a glimpse I caught / of your hidden thoughts
present and near / that was my fear

covered in flames
buried in shame
a fatal mistake
join in the wake

in a spider’s web / a flower red
caught by the mold / that is my soul

An open chest / the heart at rest
shines just like gold / but it’s so cold, so cold

turned inside-out
a voiceless shout
dripping with pain
join in the wake

a dream in shards / she holds all the cards
the winning hand / and she sings
the queen is gone / she was the only one
who meant anything / without her I am no king

the silence is true
the blood’s running blue
fell the crown from my head
even the joker is dead


  • linmarie
    linmariealmost 3 years ago

    this is superb, imaginative and very creative.. please consider joining our group and putting your traditional art works there
    Decorative and Traditional Art group
    you have amazing talent, and I love your thinking outside the box.. creative mind!! peace and love♥linmarie♥

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizabout 2 years ago


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