Saturday, 1 August 2015

Berthilda with Shrunken Head Necklace; Phoenix [I]

"Berthilda with Shrunken Head Necklace; Phoenix [I]", 24"x18".
Phil Barrington, 2014.Giclée print from transparency with paint.

“Up then, fair phoenix bride, frustrate the sun; Thyself from thine affection. Takest warmth enough, and from thine eye, All lesser birds will take their jollity. Up, up, fair bride, and call Thy stars from out their several boxes, take Thy rubies, pearls, and diamonds forth, and make Thyself a constellation of them all; And by their blazing signify That a great princess falls, but doth not die. Be thou a new star, that to us portends Ends of much wonder; and be thou those ends.” John Donne.