"Natures Hymn' Original watercolour illustration
An A3 ( 11.7 x 16.5 inches) watercolour illustration based upon one of my favourite songs, 'Natures Hymn' by Rose Kemp - and specifically the lyrics
'Boughs and roots and rocks all hold
Hold their posture
Sticks and twigs and stones as well
Help their stature
As these wanders hold my joy
Life and duty
Still they cannot keep my eye
From his beauty'
I doubt Rose imagined some pagan nature entity, some amalgam of the elements into a faun like creature, but every time I heard that song, I always imagined such a being, some disquieting, visceral creature, separate from our own perception of nature as weak, as something that must succumb to the will of humanity, but something strong and violent and beautiful.
Watercolours and pencil on 300 gsm bockingford watercolour paper