Sunday, July 14, 2013

Lift off

Illustration by Duy Huynh, shared on FB by Alice Vegrova, thank you.
From Duy Huynh's bio, "With his figures, Duy explores motion along with emotion in order to portray not just the beauty of the human form, but also the triumph of the human spirit. Images that recur, such as boats, trains, suitcases, and anything with the ability of flight relate to travel, whether physical or spiritual."

Anything with the ability of flight.  My dreams run away with me.  xo

10 comments:

Claire Beynon said...

Oh, Marylinn, I love this! Duy Huynh's image and, too, the line 'Anything with the ability of flight'.

Sometimes I think we could do with a communal 'dressing-up box' with wings and things to share around so that when we can't find or feel our own wings, we have spare sets to borrow from. Everyone would benefit, yes?

Much love xo

susan t. landry said...

nice, claire! and marylinn, i thought you already walked several inches above the ground?

Marylinn Kelly said...

Claire - What a grand notion, sharing wings from the communal box. Growing up, a good friend's mother created costume drawers in their hallway. I'm sure there must have been spare wings in there - we needed them for the times we climbed out her bedroom window and down the tree, then back up, undetected. Being able to spend time away from, time out of, our own density, Earthboundness, has to be good for the soul. Everyone would benefit. xoxo

Marylinn Kelly said...

Susan - How I managed to pull off that illusion I do not know, but thank you for thinking it so. We need to put Claire's thought into immediate practice. Too often gravity, by any of its definitions, overcomes us. Wings for all. xoxo

grrl + dog said...



exactly how I feel today - perfect, thank you

xxxx

Radish King said...

Beautifully beautifully. Liftoff.
xo

beth coyote said...

Yes. I just read an editorial in the NYT about book covers and how many of them feature women with their backs to us, their shoulders, a part of their faces in shadow.

This painting is perfect because all of us can be her. She has my face, your face because she is turned away. Lifting off. toes pointed toward the ground. Effortless.

Marylinn Kelly said...

Denise - I hope you still feel this way today. I am a bit behind with responses and such. Love the illustration. xo

Marylinn Kelly said...

Rebecca - Lightness, buoyancy for us all. xo

Marylinn Kelly said...

Beth - After your comment, I began to notice the number of covers with women depicted as you described. I wonder what it means. Now this piece, yes, any and all of us, and with, to me, such a sense of absolute rightness. Of course this is how it is supposed to work. xo