The Art of Amy Wyman [Part 1]

[All the paintings above will be displayed and sold at the New Vision Studio and Gallery in Scranton, PA between December 2nd and 28th… for more info check out the facebook event.]

Note on the inspiration of the paintings above:

My earliest literary introduction to trees was C. S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia; as a result I pretty much love trees. They’re sort of beautiful in a mystical, silent and forbearing way. I decided to do my most recent series of oil paintings after reading The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald. It’s got this poem in it:

The stars are spinning their threads,
And the clouds are the dust that flies,
And the suns are weaving them up
For the time when the sleepers shall rise.
The ocean in music rolls,
And gems are turning to eyes,
And the trees are gathering souls
For the day when the sleepers shall rise.
The weepers are learning to smile,
And laughter to glean the sighs;
Burn and bury the care and guile,
For the day when the sleepers shall rise.
oh, the dews and the moths and the daisy red,
The larks and the glimmers and flows!
The lilies and sparrows and daily bread,
And the something that nobody knows!

The poem reminds me of Romans 8:22: “For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now.”

I like meditating on the idea that we live on the outside of Eden and that everything is not as it was meant, or as it seems, to be, but that one day, the day that even the trees are waiting for, will dawn and we’ll finally arrive home.

Amy Lynn Wyman is an artist from Factoryville, PA. She graduated in 2011 with a degree in Illustration from Marywood University, and is currently an artist and freelance illustrator. To see more of her stuff check out here facebook or her current website.


About Jeremiah Dowling

I write poetry and take crazy pictures in an Orange Chair all over the United States while reading amazing books.

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