Wednesday, April 10, 2013

"Les Marquises - Hiva-Oa"

D.M.Le Bris Copyright 2013

I have been thinking about the Marquesas Islands these past weeks.
The winter has been long and I yearn for warmth.
I had the chance to travel to French Polynesia in 2000
where I stayed and painted for 3 months.
It was a dream come true to live in Hiva-Oa
where Paul Gauguin spent the last 3 years of his life.
I was able to understand his fascination
with the Maori people and their culture.
The red, orange and green are a gift from Gauguin,
The Tiki and hibiscus are a gift from the islands.

 Encaustic (bee's wax and color pigments),
shellac, India ink and transfer on wood panel
12" x 12"


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