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NIGHT CRY©

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"A sun sets in the sky,
done with its work
as the moon comes up.
A cry breaks the silence of the night
as she tries to keep her family together..."

THIS IS AN EXCERPT OF ONE OF MY FIRST PAINTINGS (2001)-
Acrylic on stretched canvas
16"-20" (40.6cmx50.8cm) unframed.

To add more drama, I mixed fine beach sand with acrylic paint, which I used for the backround.
This gives the rough effect I wanted for this NIGHT CRY.
The painting has been hanging in the apartment of my oldest daughter Eveline and in the office of my husband Fred.

A Shiver,
Hold me, comfort me.
The stones are nothing but pain tonight.
Hold me to your breast so that I ramble.
The stars are gray as ash
and the road to them is blaze with light.

1993 -Saadi Youssef- (Seven Poems)
Translated from the Arabic by Khaled Mattawa
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Copyright Olga van Dijk 2001
All rights reserved.
Unauthorized copying or use of images is prohibited.
This is another OlgArtsProduction©2001

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Bernhard Mueller 22 Jan 2010

Great work, very decorative. The warm background colours match perfectly with the objects in the mellow tones of Caballero Salguero, our friend José.

Yuri Yudaev 26 Nov 2009

Wonderful!!! Strange and optimistic at the same time. And striking motion in the painted depth.

Tia Antoniades 19 Apr 2008

Very emotional piece. Well done.

Robin Brown 29 Mar 2008

Reminds me of the Queen album cover in some ways Olga. We Are The Champions. Love those colours & the metal figures. xx

stephanie atlee 16 Feb 2008

Very vivid and thought provoking...the harsh angles make the title so appropriate