Camellia Design

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Original Artwork

Pastels on Pastel Paper

290 mm x 380 mm

Touched by An Angel

We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.

Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.

Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.

We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love's light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.

Yet it is only love
which sets us free.

by Maya Angelou


She dared to love mortal man!

This beautiful messenger of the heavens has fallen, turning her face from the light to hide her loss and sorrow in the shadows. Her angelic wings are diminishing and she has acquired the horns of temporal creatures, a symbol of the realm that seduced her. A crime perhaps in the eyes of the heavens. Nevertheless, she remains exquisite in her incomparable immortal beauty. Dare mortal man love her in return?