leaves litter the lawn today that yesterday
had spread aloft their fluttering fans of light."
~~ Howard Nemerov ~~
Artist Leonard Orr says:
"None of my paintings are titled;
most can also be hung in any orientation
(there is no top or bottom, left or right;
I paint turning the painting again and again,
holding it up in the air and tilting the canvases
to let the wet paint flow in different directions;
I have ruined many clothes!)."
Looking at these paintings, I sense the ethereal light of the delicately ribbed, fan-like ginkgo leaf, that changes so suddenly from green to gold. Not only are the colors perfectly autumnal (as in "Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness"), but the background textures, so much like a palimpsest, remind me of ancient Chinese calligraphy, fitting right in with the Oriental heritage and folklore of the ginkgo tree.
TO READ MORE GINKGO POETRY
AND LEARN MORE ABOUT
THE MYSTERIES OF THE GINKGO TREE,
SEE: "Capturing the Ginkgo Light"
ON MY FORTNIGHTLY LITERARY BLOG
FOR MORE PAINTINGS BY LEONARD ORR,
SEE: "End of Summer Sounds"
(previously on this blog: September 5, 2010)