This artwork is inspired from the song by Leonard Cohen “HALLELUJAH”.

And altough the song is obviously male in perspective, my artwork is based upon the feminine view. I feel this song deeply as a part of my experience in my first marriage.

I have attempted to juxtaposition the visual perfection of creation, against the harsh broken down home. And also the opposing vision of a bride, with that of a widow…

The death of love carries with it these harsh realities.

for further understanding of this piece read the lyrics and listen to the mood of the song.

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LEONARD COHEN LYRICS"Hallelujah"

Now I’ve heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do you?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you
To a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Baby I have been here before
I know this room, I’ve walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you.
I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch
Love is not a victory march
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

There was a time you let me know
What’s really going on below
But now you never show it to me, do you?
And remember when I moved in you
The holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

You say I took the name in vain
I don’t even know the name
But if I did, well really, what’s it to you?
There’s a blaze of light
In every word
It doesn’t matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn’t much
I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch
I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you
And even though
It all went wrong
I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah

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I knew I wanted to be an artist at age 4 (Full story: Click on full portfolio, Click on my name)

I am permanently disabled and work at home. Previously, I have been employed as Art Director at California Manufacturers Association and Production Artist at SMW Communications of Sacramento CA.

I studied art at The Academy of Art in San Francisco 1977-79
Mediums:
Oils. Acrylics. Watercolors. Pastels. Inks. Charcoals. Graphites.

Currently I am focused and self taught in Digital Art.

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Comments

  • ozrose61
    ozrose61almost 4 years ago

    Know exactly where you are coming from.

  • THANX EVER SO KINDLY OZROSE…
    GOOD TO KNOW SOMEONE CONNECTED WITH IT…
    I FEEL EVERY WORD AND MEANING OF THIS GREAT SONG…:)

    – Tammera

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful well designed work Tammera

  • THANX EVER SO MUCH DEAR THEA…;)
    APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT ALWAYS …

    – Tammera

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesalmost 4 years ago

    Great Job Tammera

  • THANX EVER SO KINDLY VICKIE…;)

    – Tammera

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersalmost 4 years ago

    I love that song, beautiful image and interpratation here Tammera, well done again.
    Have a nice weekend, xoxo

  • THANK YOU SO KINDLY ANNA..:)

    – Tammera

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooalmost 4 years ago

    beautiful work

  • THANX EVER SO KINDLY DEAR BOO…:)

    – Tammera

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 4 years ago

    tAMMERA WELL THOUGHT OUT APOWERRFUL PIECS AND A POWERFUL SONG ,HE IS MYU FAV FOR MANY YEARS @lIZ

  • THANK YOU SO VERY KINDLY LIZ..YES I JUST LOVE HIS STYLE, WORDS RHYTHM AND THE INTENSITY OF HIS STORY ,,,NOT EVEN TO MENTION THE VOICE…:)

    – Tammera

  • Esperanza Gallego
    Esperanza Gallegoalmost 4 years ago

  • THANX EGA…:)

    – Tammera

  • AlexKujawa
    AlexKujawaalmost 4 years ago

    Powerful haunting imagery. Beautifully done, Tammera!

  • THANX KINDLY ALEX…;)

    – Tammera

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful feature, great WORK and well earned.

  • THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH AND ALWAYS ANDREA…
    SO VERY APPRECIATED…:)

    – Tammera

  • Nancy Stafford
    Nancy Staffordalmost 4 years ago

  • FEATURE!!
    WHOO HOOO….
    AND THANK YOU TOO…
    FOR THIS HONOR OF A FEATURE IN THE GROUP…:)

    – Tammera

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