BOOK: Nature’s Play written and illustrated by Linda Horsley (15 fables, 58 color paintings)
Many stories are engrained in our primal knowledge. The fable creates a parallel experience with other living character’s habits, form and spirit relating to humans. These stories are fragments of a vision of our subconscious, perhaps collective memory.The paintings do not follow a sequential portrayal of a story.Each picture has different characters, just as each person has different visual interpretations. The paintings are impressions of the fable – a moment without words. Both words and painting appear colorful, sensual and erotic..The utilization of the nude expresses my continuing passion for human form and participation in the story. They are fables for the adult mind which having absorbed childhood still lives in wonderment of the moment, enjoying nature’s play. Available through artist: email@example.com
Sample from Nature’s Play written and Illustrated By Linda Horsley
Once upon a time there was a plain-looking woman who developed a passion for eating flowers, believing that if she did so she could become as beautiful as they were.She spent long hours walking in her fabulous flowering garden absorbing the essence of the colors, smells and life. However, there was one flower that was forbidden for her to grow and to eat.It was the bright red poppy.As with all things that are secret and forbidden, she obsessed over having it.In a hidden place in her large garden, she paid a man a great deal of money to grow rows of poppies. When the blossoms opened, their brilliance overwhelmed her, and she believed they would make her dream come true.She stuffed her mouth with three or four flowers again and again, swallowing them with greedy delight. As she lay dying from over-consumption of poppies, something strange happened to her fading body.She was transformed into a fruit bat, and remained forever in her garden, eating nectar, fruit and flowers.