E.E. Jacks

Resonance, May 2020
Oil on Gesso Board Seascape Nocturne
11 x 14 in
"Resonance" was wholly inspired by the beautifully evocative bioluminescence found in nature. During these distressing times, I have found myself searching for beauty and metaphors. In this nocturne painting, I have juxtaposed the light and dark, in hopes that it will resonate with someone if they need to find that spark in the night.

I know I need this beautiful thing
that chime before the morning bells ring
this tempered light
that solemn bright
that thing that sparks
then dims
the night!
for when the daylight fades away
and its clamor recedes to the edge of the clay
I will rise and greet my sacred friend
and begin our nocturnal conversation