In a letter to his Polish publisher, Rilke wrote of the vocation of the artist:-
It is our task to imprint this temporary, perishable earth into ourselves so deeply, so painfully and passionately, that its essence can rise again “invisibly” inside us. We are the bees of the invisible. We wildly collect the honey of the visible, to store it in the great golden hive of the invisible.
Hamilton Gallery invite you to view ‘Be Still, Life’ an exhibition of still life paintings by artist Trudie Mooney.
‘I have always tried to convey a sense of tranquility in my paintings using simple jugs, bowls, stoneware and spongeware of varying shapes and sizes. Through the careful arrangement of objects, draped fabrics a somewhat muted palette, I have sought subtlety and balance.
While these aspects are still my primary concern, in the last year I have found myself leaning towards a wider colour range, more detailed designs and patterns and wanting to give a lighter atmosphere to some of the paintings. In others I hope to impart an air of solemnity and quiet acceptance.
Above all, I aim for calm, balance and serenity, to be still, life.’