To the Unknown Helper #31: reflections on Mahler


I never saw a moor,
I never saw the sea;
Yet know I how the heather looks,
And what a wave must be.

I never spoke with God,
Nor visited in heaven;
Yet certain am I of the spot
As if the chart were given.

(Emily Dickinson)

Hmm, the eyelashes seem to work. Yet there is a light, there is energy and mass, that emerges from the helper that must more consistently, yet naturally, pervade the canvas.

Edward G. Nilges, “State of the Unknown Helper as of 11 August 2010”, acrylic on canvas, 50×60 cm.

Edward G. Nilges, “State of the Unknown Helper as of 11 August 2010: detail”, acrylic on canvas, 50×60 cm.

Edward G. Nilges, “State of the Unknown Helper as of 11 August 2010: black and white reproduction”, acrylic on canvas, 50×60 cm. 2010: detail in black and white”, acrylic on canvas, 50×60 cm.

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