Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ancestral Voices

And mid this tumult Kubla heard from far
Ancestral voices prophesying war!

- Kubla Khan, Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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This is a beautiful image, there is a story here






Ancestral Voices



18 comments:

Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow said...

Prophesying war ... and an epic allergy season!

Charles Gramlich said...

that's cool. Is that a dragon's tail?

Giulia said...

Fantastic (in the true sense)...& I love the abigail image on flickr, as well. Thanks.

Clowncar said...

triffids?

donny* said...

love this image! i still remember a school assignment where we had write another verse to 'kubla khan'. yeah, that didn't work out so well. didn't really get the point anyway. but, i still do remember many lines to 'rime of the ancient mariner' from the same time.

Titus said...

Oh my God. I have died and gone to heaven. How do I get the original of this?

Steve said...

Colour, movement and dynamism... love this!

Totalfeckineejit said...

In Xanadu did Koobly plant a botanic garden erect.

But beware John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris. Triffids are not to be trifled with.

What a glorious intellect thou doth possess young Art Soparkly.

ArtSparker said...

TFE- it's only the company i keep.

Ginga Squid said...

Very beautiful Susan - I love your use of texture.

jude said...

i love the imagery but also the stitchiness of it all.

Shayna Prentice said...

Marvelous!

JJ Beazley said...

I've missed a lot of good stuff these past couple of days, Susan. I see this one more as Nature 1 - Disney O, and I'm waving my pom-poms for nature.

Much as I like it, my big problem with Khubla Khan was always that Alph seemed a very silly name for a river. Maybe the man from Porlock was called Alf, and laudanum did the rest.

Cobalt Violet said...

Just got back and love seeing what you are up to! Incredible as always. Thanks for the inspiration!

Tomás Serrano said...

Great image. And I like your photo in Flickr...

SarahJane said...

That is gorgeous. Thanks.

Titus said...

Susan, we're now in funds, so could you e-mail me at TitusmckayATaolDOTcom to let me know how to get the money to you?
Very excited!

Titus said...

Kubla is now framed and hung and showing off over at my place.