... at break of day arising .... by Jenny Rickards
   Sculpture Information
  • Year Created: 2019
  • Dimensions: 75h x 38w x 35d cm
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Media: Bronze, cast glass, stainless steel, pebbles
  • Sculpture Pictures: 5
  • Sculpture Weight: Unknown
  • Edition: Unique

   Sculpture Description

Artist’s Statement: The work is inspired by Shakespeare's Sonnet 29 and for me expresses the emotional shift from self centered misery to inspired joy - however achieved.

When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself, and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featur'd like him, like him with friends possess'd,
Desiring this man's art and that man's scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least;
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate;
For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.

Exhibitions History
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Prizes History
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  • Margaret Gunnersen William Hoggan Thomas Award First Prize at 2019 Annual & Awards Exhibition