' Your hands lie open ' was a painting from the 2012 series 'All is not as it seems'. The title and sentiment is taken from the first line of the poem Silent Noon by
Your hands lie open in the long fresh grass,—
The finger-points look through like rosy blooms:
Your eyes smile peace. The pasture gleams and glooms
'Neath billowing skies that scatter and amass.
All round our nest, far as the eye can pass,
Are golden kingcup fields with silver edge
Where the cow-parsley skirts the hawthorn-hedge.
'Tis visible silence, still as the hour-glass.
Deep in the sun-searched growths the dragon-fiy
Hangs like a blue thread loosened from the sky:—
So this wing'd hour is dropt to us from above.
Oh! clasp we to our hearts, for deathless dower,
This close-companioned inarticulate hour
When twofold silence was the song of love.
The original painting was oil on canvas, however the work has been carefully reproduced and is now available as a high quality Limited Edition Print.*
This print is made professionally, using archival colourfast inks on 100% cotton, acid free, heavy weight (320gsm), fine art paper. It is individually numbered and signed by the artist. All prints are presented in a laser cut white mount with a thick backing board and cellophane wrapped. Each print comes with a signed certificate of authenticity that has a holographic tamper proof seal with a unique identification number.
A free greeting card is also included with every print.
*This is a limited edition print of 100. (This means that there will only ever be 100 of these made, which adds value because of its rarity.)
The mount is made to fit a 20x20 inch frame. The border is 3 inches all around the print. The image itself is approximately 14 inches square.