The Journey – A Scottish Tale of Poetry in Five Landscapes
As a landscape artist I have always wanted to appeal to the viewer’s imagination in finding a place to go in their visual exploration around the canvas. This need was heightened by viewing a friend’s video on the occasion of my art exhibition.
He focused on one of my landscape paintings and went to the point where the frame was obliterated and the sense was, we had entered the painting.
The sense of being within this painting was so intense I knew I had to explore the concept further. On discussion with my musician husband he became totally caught up in the musical interpretation of the five paintings and the story they tell.
We both feel the images depict a story of evolvement. ‘The Journey’ seemed an appropriate title for the traveler to make their own emotional journey through the landscapes depicting images influenced by the Isle of Skye.
‘The Journey’ has been reviewed by Film Critic Amy Simmons, you can read her critique here.
Read Director Dan Brinkhuis’ personal statement about his about his involvement in the film.
Here she comes,
Taste the metal in a bruised sky, her sudden change of mind,
As the last light shrinks into greedy brine.
Inside the wave, time suspended, arms outstretched.
She sinks down, down in a bed of mirrors where
Memories collide on the ocean floor.
Amber light falls by her window, breaking pitch
Through a desert of restive nights.
A chill wind hugs the moor at the tip of daybreak.
This place, between the rocks and clouds,
Where time forgets its journey.
This place, warden of peace and confusion.
Drums brush, a heart beats as time registers.
There she goes,
above the clouds where Cobalt sky reigns over.
No need to rush the easy breeze To paint her memories.
Time melts the clock, all is quiet.