Monday, 20 October 2014

Skies

















Nicole Page-Smith, 2014











To God

If you have formed a circle to go into,
Go into it yourself, and see how you would do.



William Blake















Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Jeffrey Harris











Paintings by Jeffrey Harris












"My ideal situation would probably be to paint them and to keep everything that I painted. If I had my way everything that I ever did would be sort of locked away."


















Monday, 29 September 2014

Crosses











Nicole Page-Smith, 2014











The Turquoise Bird


In fairy tales death
always invites the blossoming of a flower or bird
the creation of a beautiful creature
who stays in the same place forever
and is disconcerting to the world
because it stays and does nothing but be what it is
and stare down surrounded by light
upon the darkness of what it used to be.

The turquoise bird stares into the grave.



Janet Frame














Saturday, 20 September 2014

The Boudoir














Nicole Page-Smith, 2014











'I imposed black; it's still going strong today, 
for black wipes out everything else around.'



Coco Chanel













Saturday, 13 September 2014

Still life with apple














Nicole Page-Smith, 2014











A Divine Image

Cruelty has a human heart,
And Jealousy a human face;
Terror the human form divine,
And Secrecy the human dress.

The human dress is forged iron;
The human form, a fiery forge;
The human face, a furnace sealed;
The human heart, its hungry gorge.



William Blake













Saturday, 6 September 2014

Plants














Nicole Page-Smith, 2014











'I told my love'

I told my love, I told my love,
I told her all my heart,
Trembling, cold, in ghastly fears.
Ah, she doth depart.

Soon as she was gone from me,
A traveller came by
Silently, invisibly.
Oh, was no deny.



William Blake