This project first developed from a poem by W.B Yeats called The Second Coming and these four lines grabbed my interest. I then found put that the Latin for Passion was ‘to suffer’ and ‘to endure’.
‘The blood-dimmed tide is loosed and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity’
W.B Yeats – The Second Coming
Photograph to the right: ‘Juxtaposed’, 2012, 18"X 14"
The initial symbol of Passion that first came to mind when thinking about my project was that of a rose. To juxtapose the buoyant and beautiful symbol, dead roses were introduced into the piece in the form of a circle symbolizing the eternity and endurance of death, decay and pain.
Images below: Two of seven biro on card drawings
Thwarted Icons of Female Forms, 2013