Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Albatross About My Neck...

Poetry as Inspiration

Current painting is inspired by the idea of having an albatross around your neck.  This narrative work is from the series about marriage.

Unwelcome Guest- oil painting by julie susanne
Unwelcome Guest
julie susanne 2012
oil on canvas

"Instead of the cross, the Albatross about my neck was hung."
is from Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 1798 poem, Rime of the Ancient Mariner."

Albatross Allusion Explained (Wikipedia)

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