I clipped my own wings and fell through the earth

Image of the painting I clipped my own wings and fell through the earth | © Dex Hannon - All rights reserved (Image)
I Clipped my own wings and Fell through the Earth | © Dex Hannon - All rights reserved

I clipped my own wings & fell through the earth

Year
2018
Medium
Oil on canvas
Size

30" x 30" (76cm x 76cm)

Price

Price on request - Prints also available - limited to 10 only - enquire here

Description

This painting is based on a poem with the same name by Dexuality Valentino. The inevitability of mortality and humanity. We all suffer and we all have battles to face. None of us are innocent and none of us are pure evil. We shaped and sculpted by the world we inhabit. The painting attempts to capture these words below.

I clipped my own wings and fell through the earth 

Standing still, the butterflies have flown 
Feeling nothing no more,   

I’m undoing my dreams 
Frittering away the tatters of life 
I’m a shaking quaking half dead corpse 
My thoughts once thrusting for the breeze 
Lie shattered and crushed upon the tiles 
I clipped my own wings and fell through the earth 
Nothing to catch me,

and no-one to save me 
I was the lost before I began  
I have less than when I arrived 
My wings are as dust at my feet 
and my face is covered with shame 
my body is battered, bruised and torn 
I’m the last, unprepared repentant fool 

Rooted to this mortal coil . . 
Fixed upon the ground . . . 
Just like you. 

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