19 March 2012

Rumors of Spring

copyright (c) 2012, Sharon Edmunds
Rumors of Spring, Acrylic on Arches Paper, 30" x 22"

02 March 2012

To Fly Elsewhere

copyright (c) 2012, Sharon Edmunds
To Fly Elsewhere, Mixed-Media on Arches, 12" x 9"

'I had wanted to show a bird not softly moving his arms and body as if poised for some gracious but meaningless flight (as all the Kirov's dancers had done before) but a bird tense with a strong desire to really fly away, see the world, and break loose from known, familiar surroundings....I wanted to show a bird tempted by a mysterious enticement to fly elsewhere.'

- Rudolf Nureyev, describing his interpretation of The Blue Bird from the ballet, 'The Sleeping Beauty'.*

(Framed, Black Gallery Wood Frame w/light cream matte: 18 7/8" x 15 1/8" x 1 1/4")
(+ S&H)

*Quote from: 'Nureyev', Rudolf Nureyev, U.S.A., 1963, E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 
Copyright (c) 1962, Opera Mundi