Your Heart

21" x 25"
oil on Canvas
private collection
Delve into the profound emotions expressed in "Your Heart," a captivating oil painting by Paula Arciniega from her collection of contemporary nude art. Measuring 21" x 25" on canvas, this artwork serves as a visual interpretation of the poignant poem by Micah Kessel. The poem, written in 2010, reflects on the complexity of human emotions, the distance between hearts, and the power of unspoken words.

Through subtle brushstrokes and evocative imagery, Paula captures the essence of the poem, inviting viewers to contemplate the intricacies of the heart and the unspoken connections between individuals. The painting, a stunning example of figurative expressionism, serves as a reminder of the profound journey one must take to truly understand the depths of another's heart.

As you gaze upon "Your Heart," allow yourself to be drawn into the emotional landscape portrayed on canvas. Experience the intimacy of shared emotions and the universal longing for connection that transcends words. Paula's masterful interpretation, rooted in contemporary nude art, brings the poem to life, creating a visual dialogue that speaks to the soul.

Your Heart -
what can be said but all the things unsaid, what is to be done but the things we have not? i have so few words from you, that my heart must journey long to reach them and the path between myself and my heart grows too great for this heart to know my thoughts and to teach them the various pleasures due, that no words at all, in that infinite distance seem closer to accurate, in that such estrangement with that heart puts you closer to my words, and deigns you all the more than I, it's mate
Poem by Micah Kessel
The Rite of Spring  by  Stravinsky
With Permission:  2013 Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Recorded live in Roy Thompson Hall, December 4 & 6, 2008
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