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Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print

Jon Swift, Thousand Oaks
Member Since July 2009
Artist Statement An Encounter with Jean de la Vitesse

A cold fog drifted down the small dark street. He slowly emerged like a ship sailing on foam crusted seas. His face a mask of strong indifference but through the portholes of his eyes one could see a storm distant and powerful.
He extended his hand and in the most polite, correct and proper speech inquired if all was well and to the family. After a few brief pleasantries the conversation lapsed into silence. One sensed that he was deep in thought and far away. It was not unpleasant to walk slowly on this way, even comforting somehow, for in his melancholy absorption one's own problems seemed smaller somehow. There was a hidden bond, like brothers preparing to meet some impending crisis.
The fog deepened and swirled around and he asked if the coat was sufficiently warm. Seeing that he wore only a light mack I replied it was fine.
Abruptly he began to explain the reason of our meeting. Because of the  tragedy of which we would not speak, he intended to embark on a journey. The destination was not important, just to prepare in haste and in secret as to arouse no notice. He assured me that his associates would hardly be concerned or inquire too much into his disappearance although I suspected otherwise.
Why would someone who had all that one might desire and the respect of his peers wish to cast it away for an unknown future? One could only guess that the attention he had received of late was deeply discomforting and he sought the solace of new acquaintances without the burden of his past.
We walked on into the night...


Product No 2202266
Subjects 3D Art, Jazz, Music
Style Graphic/Design
Tags Jon, Swift, music, piano