This is a collection of paintings inspired by this prose from Oksana Rus:
“Strange infatuation seems to grace the evening tide. I want you to be free, but it is your sorrow that has made a slave of me… I wish to know how to keep you… you rise like a tide in my oceans, shine bright like the moon over them and darken the sky when you mysteriously leave… Forgive me, my Amphitrite*, but you are all I know. The day is breaking now; the earth is dry and torn. I know you’re tired from the violent storms. I do love you and you are all I know. The look in your eyes has made a slave of me for eternity. Without you I seem to lose the power of speech. Without you I am nothing at all. I once again feel you slipping from my reach. You grow me like an evergreen. You’ve never seen the lonely me at all. Let the wind and ocean water wash away a thousand memories, like sand. Gazing at this all, you look back, turn around and continue to run. Run from the love that is chasing after. Exhausted and breathless you sit down on the diamond shore at last. Glance at the ocean – who could that be? Someone is coming. Worried, yet scared found, brought back to the one in search, you are truly happily thrilled to be in the arms of the one who loves...”
Written by Oksana Rus
* Amphitrite was the ancient Greek goddess – queen of the sea, wife of Poseidon. She was the female personification of the sea.