Friday, January 06, 2006


A footprint in the sea.
What is said, can define what is not said.
What is known, forms the shell
of the unknown.
What is seen, can hold
the ghost of the past.


Anonymous said...

This is quite absorbing and enthralling, could look at this for hours.


Anonymous said...

Organic and intriguing, can see shells, driftwood, sand, water. Seeing space as much as what fills it :)

Caroline said...

I see the so much in here - from a baby's footprint to a dead sailor.. like the beginning and end of life all mixed up together. And all in the blink of an eye.
I love the richness.

Katili said...

I love this ! There are many things that come out of this picture, sopes, fish, water. The use of color is candy to my eye. Great work!

andrea said...

So many ways to look at this one. Its both clever and magical. Every time I see one of your works it reminds me how powerfully talented you are.

ValGalArt said...

yes, clever and magical! you can see things in it and your imagination goes wild!!!

Ascender said...

Loved all that I saw here, I love the feel of your art in general; looking forward to seeing more!!

kaya said...

ver neat stuff, lots to look at and think about.

kay susan said...

Strange but beautiful! I do like your work.

Rick Lovell said...

Bones and flesh and depth, OH MY!
Beautiful and engaging.

Kyra said...

So glad someone can relate to "the pit" (thanks for your post by the way). I see that you like ol' Tom Waits. So good for the winter....isn't he? Dark nights with Tom. So deliciously feeding that pit. :) But wait, he is great in all seasons...
The air is wet with sound
The faraway yelping of a wounded dog
And the ground is drinking a slow faucet leak
Your house is so soft and fading as it soaks the black summer heat
A light goes on and the door opens
And a yellow cat runs out on the stream of hall light and into the yard
Delicious indeed.

Kyra said...

PS. Those were Tom's lyrics, not my own words, for those who read the above post....

Ellen Byrne said...


The Unknown said...

This is a wonderful illustration. And it's true the UNknown does have a shell but inside I have a chocolate vegan cream filling.

gudbrandsdottir said...

Very capturing painting... a lot of things in it, so imaginating.
I can´t see a dead sailor though!
Very nice!

merlinprincesse said...

I see a shell. I see a hand. I see a dead fish. I see the bottom of the sea. And all our lost dreams. Stunning!

Wilnara said...

I'm captivated. You've left an impression and I can't help but, fall right in. Absolutely Beautiful!!!!

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Anonymous said...

I found myself going back and forth from the painting to the poem and can only say this is what I consider a perfect union of poetry and visual. Is the poem yours? (had to delete prior comment due to poor typing skills)

cream said...

Very intricate, L!
Love the coils and colours!

modroom said...


Cate said...

You, my friend, are amazing. I see so much in this--my insecurity makes me wonder if I am not seeing the "right" things, but my intuition tells me that I'm seeing everything that I'm supposed to. I can't even imagine how your mind works, how you see details and shadows and contours and crevices, or how those things come together to create such meaning and significance.

As previous posters have said, I could look at this for hours. I am so thankful you share your work.

carla said...

This is another piece - like The River - that speaks of time and timelessness to putting your footprint in the sand only to have it fill with water when the next wave comes in. I love your shapes and the hints of other forms...I see wood and water, stone and shell, faces and eyes. The poem is enigmatic and allows us to ponder our own interpretations. It's beautiful!

On another note - your flower lady is at the framer's being matted and should be ready this week....and I'll send her off asap. I can't wait to see her all dressed up!

LDahl said...

I'm really pleased you like this one, I have painted these abstracts for years, my personal conversations.

Your work is encouraging me to show some of the things I usually don't. Clever Bold Anonymous

I like to layer thoughts,feelings and ideas together, and yet keep it real in an abstract way:))

Thank you! This is one that I really enjoyed exploring.

Ah, don't know how much that means to me. I don't even know what to say, except, thank you.

Come back when you are in a different mood and you will see different things.

Thank you:) Hope to see you again!

Thanks, I love your work, Breathe is superb.

Kay Susan
Thank you Kay Susan, strange is my middle name, or is it eccentric?:))))

Rick Lovell
Thank you!!! I love your comment:) (I like your new pic too)

Live it up, or live it down(Tom Waits:)Thanks for visiting,
January is just the Pits:)))

Ellen Byrne
Thanks:) I appreciate your comment!

The Unknown
Now I know why I find the unknown so tempting! ~ thanks love

Thank you very much... you must be in a cheerful mood!

Thank you...yes, up and down, all rolled around...bottoms up!

Lovely comment Wilnara, thank you dear:)

Your opinion is highly valued. Yes, guilty as charged, my words.

All hail Queen Poppova:)

Thank you dear Cream!(I like your new pic too)

Yes, it can be... consider this...what came from the sea?

The slithergadee:)))))))) he might catch others but he
won't ca.......

Bless your heart. If your intuition was a race horse I'd bet it to win-place-and-show, it would be a "money in the bank" bet. My mind? We don't really want to go there do we?:)))) After all, I'm the one that taught you cleaning by deception:)))))

Thank you Carla, I live in an area where people have trouble understanding anything that isn't painted on velvet, so it means so much to me to be able to show these and get positive feedback:))) (ok, so I'm kidding about the velvet paintings, but not by much!)

Twisselman said...

So much to see in this. It goes on and on deeper and deeper... Whoa. Nice.

Holly said...

This is quite stunning. I can't stop looking at it. I agree that it is very organic looking. Well done. Cheers!

Tony Sarrecchia said...

Footprint, huh? Hmmm--I am seeing eyes and Lovecraftian creatures. Great job.

Toni said...

Now it's my turn to be late this week.
There is so much depth in this painting.
It totaly draws me in and i feel like exploring the caverns of the deep sea,

catnapping said...

i love your poem. and i can't get enough of this painting. someone said 'organic.'



TXArtcGal said...

Awesome!!! Love the poem as well!

Libra Larki said...


It's absolutely beautiful artwork!

vfm4 said...

i love the way i see things from the corner of my eye and when i focus it's not there... strange and beautiful...

well, the essence of "sea"

(how's the little one?)

LDahl said...

I love to do abstracts that follow the rules of concrete work...but naughty me, loves to do concrete paintings which breaks the those very same rules. Contrary? Yes, I'm afraid so:))) Thank you!!!!

Thank you Holly, comments like yours, fosters the desire to do more.

Limbic system Tony, it's all there; blood with the same salt content ratio of the ancient seas. Our monsters of the past; what inherited memories do we hear? Our own personal politics.

Toni Kelly
It's January:) Careful exploring, not everything is as empty as it seems. :) Thank you dear for the comment! I love your new banner.

Thank you so much Catnapping! Primordial soup. Soul food:) Yes!

Hey, I'm so happy you liked it:)

Hello, and thank you so very much!

*Now, you have caught me in one of my little tricks*:))) Thank you for telling me! *Big grin* I usually don't get to know if they work or not.

I get to see "Little One" day after tomorrow:) I'm so rich!!!

Alina Chau said...

Lovely painting!! GREAT work!

Leezy said...

I think this is REALLY cool! Just wanted to tell you that you are REALLY cool, too.

LDahl said...

Alina Chau
Thank you so much Alina, from you, this means so much to me:)

Dear Leezy, you make me misty eyed:~} Thank you!!!!!!!!