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Wish you were here - a digital image for self-printing

Wish you were here - a digital image for self-printing

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About "Wish you were here"

  • Digital file for you to make a print at a format and size of your choice
  • I also have greetings cards of this painting

"Wish you were here" is painting of an imagined still life in watercolour, created during the third UK lockdown in January and February 2021. In it, I have tried to express some of the longing I feel to see my family and friends again as we are all all isolation, and the passing of this long time. How I wish they were here - or I was there!

'Wish you were here' is full of symbolism

There are two teacups, but only one contains tea, and two star shaped lebkuchen to wish upon now, to share when that day finally comes when we can meet up again. The dandelions in the vase represent the passing of time. When you blow a dandelion clock and disperse the seeds, it is said you can make a wish.

Remember those old fashioned 'greetings from' postcards? They were very popular in the US in the 1960s and 70s. I couldn't resist putting one of those in - doesn't matter where it's from, just from somewhere else.

The goldfish bowl is a direct reference to a lyric in Pink Floyd's 1975 song "Wish you were here": "How I wish, how I wish you were here, We're just two lost souls, Swimming in a fish bowl, Year after year..."

In 'Home thoughts, from abroad' poet Robert Browning says: "That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over ...All will be gay when noontide wakes anew."

I wanted to place a bird on the full teacup to represent the one living in isolation - me or you perhaps? - just waiting for that joyous time when we can see each other again. In spring the song thrush sings the most beautiful song. Imagine how our hearts will sing when we meet! But in my painting the Wise Thrush is not singing.

The Willow Pattern teacup is borrowed from my mum. And the Indian Tree teacup belonged to my grandmother, but is now mine.

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If you have ordered multiple items, I will try to post everything together. Occasionally, this is not possible, in which case they will be dispatched in separate packages.

Digital files will typically be transferred to customers within 24 hours via email using WeTransfer, the file transfer website.

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