Private View Saturday 10th November : 12 noon – 5pm
Foss Fine Art is delighted to present this new collection of paintings by Catherine Hyde. The established artist is well known for her richly worked and atmospheric paintings and she has been described as ‘a visual poet weaving images, symbols and archetypes into paintings that resonate in the subconscious and linger there like half remembered dreams’.
The theme of her new collection focuses on imagery drawn from the rivers and marshlands of Cornwall and from ‘The song of wandering Aengus’ by W. B. Yeats.
These dreamlike paintings are quiet, suggesting stories: tree lined river valleys filled with glimpses of hares, stags and owls and snow filled skies that thrill with the murmurations of starlings.
THE SONG OF THE WANDERING AENGUS
by W. B. Yeats
I went out to the hazel wood,
Because a fire was in my head,
And cut and peeled a hazel wand,
And hooked a berry to a thread;
And when white moths were on the wing,
And moth-like stars were flickering out,
I dropped the berry in a stream
And caught a little silver trout.
When I had laid it on the floor
I went to blow the fire a-flame,
But something rustled on the floor,
And someone called me by my name:
It had become a glimmering girl
With apple blossom in her hair
Who called me by my name and ran
And faded through the brightening air.
Though I am old with wandering
Through hollow lands and hilly lands,
I will find out where she has gone,
And kiss her lips and take her hands;
And walk among long dappled grass,
And pluck till time and times are done,
The silver apples of the moon,
The golden apples of the sun.