Saturday, February 28, 2009

"Ode to 'The Yellow Wallpaper'" - Private Collection


 36" x 48"
"This wise man sent me home with solemn advice to 'live as domestic a life as possible' to 'have but two hours intellectual life a day' and 'never to touch pen, brush or pencil again' as long as I lived. I went home and obeyed those directions and came so near the borderline of utter mental ruin that I could see over. Then, using the remnants of intelligence that remained and helped by a wise friend, I cast the noted specialist's advice to the winds and went to work again." Charlotte Perkins Gilman on writing "The Yellow Wallpaper"

2 comments:

tasmania said...

your family portrait is very interesting and ghostly. I like the colors too.

Anonymous said...

Believe me, the portrayals are overly kind. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to drown some sailors....or something....