Oil on Linen 35cmx50cm
In the book ‘Something is Going to Fall Like Rain’, by Ros Wynne-Jones set in South Sudan, there is story about how heaven and earth were connected by a rope so that they could visit each other at anytime. However, mankind broke his pact with God and so God sent a small bird called Atoc to sever the rope, which he did opening the blue sky between heaven and earth.
Seeing a young boy flying a kite on a stormy day in Juba Town, made me think that he was connecting heaven and earth again.
I haven’t seen kite flying since Afghanistan, and I wonder if in that troubled land, kites are still connecting heave and earth?
A rough linen canvas gave me extra texture to work with. A heavenly shimmer.
South Sudan Diaries