ELEGIE

 

 

 

 

Elegie is a composition by Patti Smith that pays tribute to the missing ones whom she loved; or whom she admired; sometimes both.
All of those who shaped her humanity and presided at the birth and the fulfillment of her artistic career.

In the painting I created, I willingly considered only those who had inspired her and whom she admired, primarily, leaving the others because they belonged to her private sphere.

I respect the life of Patti Smith, and the multiple departures of those who were so close to her, and whom she loved, could not possibly become a subject for a painting.

 


On the beach, our footprints fade.
Ephemeral traces so quickly smoothed by the tide
that rises and engulfs any dust of love, of friendship, of life.
Even the light of memory becomes cloudy,
flickers and goes out, in a mixed echo of distant trumpets
and violins, that the prevailing wind of the Eternal Sea
already carries away.

Remains the silence.

 

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Trumpets, violins,
I hear them in the distance
And my skin emits a ray,
But I think it’s sad, it’s much too bad
That our friends can’t be with us today.

Patti Smith
Elegie – Horses

 

 

I’ve seen things… You people wouldn’t believe.
Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate...

All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

Time to die.

Rutger Hauer
As Roy Batty in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner

Elegie