Three

“Who is the third who walks always beside you? When I count, there are only you and I together. But when I look ahead up the white road. There is always another one walking beside you.”  / T.S. Eliot. The Waste Land.

Three. 20×30 in. 50×76 cm. Acrylic on canvas. By Clinock.

Mexico Redux 5 – Paintings from El Patio – 2.

The Other

The above painting is The Other. 11″ x 15″. Acrylic and oil on paper. Created on El Patio February 2012. While working I often had the feeling of another presence at my side or looking over my shoulder. Not the art school instructor or a tequila sprite but an ineffable companion in the act of art. I struggled to make this feeling tangible in this painting.

Who is the third who walks always beside you?

When I count, there are only you and I together

but when I look ahead up the white road

there is always another one walking beside you

gliding wrapt in a brown mantel, hooded

I do not know whether a man or a woman

but who is that on the other side of you?

T.S. Eliot – from The Waste Land – V.