This large figurative oil painting is 4ft and 6ft and on linen. It consists of six different poses, painted in a multi-layered grouping. I was inspired by an Emily Dickenson poem #378 which you can read below. Like so many of my painitngs, Reversed Her Hemispheres is a visual play on my long-standing view that we are a product of our exeriences. The female nude in this piece is comprised of multiple versions of her. None of them are truely her. But perhaps together they become a more complete picture?
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Emily Dickinson: #378
I saw no Way — The Heavens were stitched —
I felt the Columns close —
The Earth reversed her Hemispheres —
I touched the Universe —
And back it slid — and I alone —
A Speck upon a Ball —
Went out upon Circumference —
Beyond the Dip of Bell —