Simon Boyd

Forever I've known

  • Acrylic and oil on canvas
  • 70 x 110 x 5 cm
  • Simon Boyd
  • Sold

'Forever I've Known' is a title of a song by British band The Maccabees. The words of the chorus are the following:

"And I know
Know it wouldn't be forever
Forever I've known
Nothing stays forever".

One of the underlying themes of my work is trying to capture the sense of the fleeting moment. In this composition there is life that is described through an abstract landscape of colour being sucked into a dark hole. I studied 'The tempest' by Shakespeare at school and the infamous lines spoken by Prospero will always stay with me.

Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Are melted into air, into thin air;
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve;
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep. (IV.i.148–158)

  • Created: c. February 08, 2020
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