Sunday, 13 March 2011

Heaven in a Rage

I have been busy building my home studio therefore I haven't been very creative of late, but after being commissioned to make some porcelain birds I picked up my pencil and paintbrush (for the first time in a very long time). I started drawing a robin which got me thinking of the William Blake poem - Auguries of Innocence;

"To see a world in a Grain of Sand,
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.
A Robin Red breast in a Cage
Puts all Heaven in a Rage.
A dove house fill'd with doves and pigeons
Shudders Hell thro' all its regions."