This piece is an ode to a dear friend’s father who passed away far too early. This poem came to mind as I sat with the finished piece.
A poem for Jeff
Handshake, steady gaze, A helping hand
Death, grief unimaginable
To lose such a man
Somehow hope grows and we move on
But shadows forever stay
The light reflected in each of our eyes
To go another day
Original 24×30″ acrylic painting by Sarah Lewke. Painted on gallery wrapped canvas with edges painted black, so no framing is needed.
Wired and ready to hang. Signed on front, labeled on back.
The Wild Within Series
The Wild Within series is a deeply spiritual reflection on faith, feminine power, surrender and freedom. These vibrant, expressive paintings are inspired by florals and a visual manifestation of some of the personal changes I experienced during pregnancy. As a pregnant woman, I am not creating new life, I am simply a conduit for God to create life through my body. I feel the same about these paintings. They seemed to arrive from the heavens as I entered a new process of working- being wholly present in the studio, tuning in, listening closely to the spirit within for colour choices, brushstrokes and movement.