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The Song of the Sirens

The Soft Voices of the Muses

The environmental effects due to lockdowns were amazing. Nature came back to itself. The air and sky were clean, quiet and fresh. Birds and animals took walks in the silenced metropolises around the world.

Within me, the muses began to call and I began to listen. They were muffled for so many years, that at first, they were bashful and soft. Almost a whisper. As I sat quietly or took long walks in nature, breathing in the quiet fresh air, the muses became louder, calling me to create. Now, there is a deal with the muses; if they call you and you answer their call you must abide by their rules. There is discipline; to be ready at all times with materials to create. One must practice. Otherwise, they will again disappear into the abyss. I found myself being drawn in to their beauty. It encompassed me. I looked around, seeing nothing there to hold me back, I dove into the unknown, being guided only by the song of the muses.

“The Song of the Sirens” is the second work of the rectangular series. Based on Odysseus's Sound of the sirens calling to the seafarers. Still not sure of myself and ready to commit to the reemergence into the artworld, I continued to draw on a long rectangular sheet of brown construction paper. Ideas from pieces of memories of places, times and fantasy. A summer morning at the beach. The fishermen on small dinghies drawing in the nets from the nights catch. Holding a dialogue with ancient myths, muses and myself.

Colored Pencils and Ink on Brown Paper, 15x100cm

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