This poem by William Wordsworth is titled, Lines Written in Early Spring. The artwork bears the same title not only to title the original poem (intentionally left out of the piece), but also fitting for the artwork as my “lines” were written (and drawn) in early spring. Part of the intent of the dark, troubled background with the narcissus emerging still beautiful but somewhat stained, is in response to the very question pondered in the poem, “… what man has made of man”, and suggests our effects on nature. Two months after this work was created, it seemed even more apropos as the inky dark leaned a nod to the BP Gulf Oil Spill disaster (Deepwater Horizon).
|Title||Lines Written in Early Spring|
|Author of Text/Poet||William Wordsworth|
|Medium/ Materials||Walnut ink, gouache, white charcoal, colored pencil & acrylic on 100% cotton watercolor paper.|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||17 x 14 inches|