In 1817, in a letter to a friend, John Keats wrote, ” I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart’s affections and the truth of Imagination.” Two hundred and two years later, in this afflicted world–our world–his two affirmations continue to offer insight, and hope.
The Witnesses is a triptych; what you see in the above image is only a portion of the left-hand panel. The full image is shown below.
Here are the other two parts of the triptych:
For the past few months, I’ve been preparing, along with my friend Della Heywood, an exhibition of some of our work at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center on the outskirts of Nevada City. Along with other oils and watercolors, The Witnesses is on display.
Here’s a poster from the Schoolhouse exhibition. Della and I will be there on Saturday, 11 May. If you can manage to get there, we’d love to see you.