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The Story Behind… A Pearl of Great Price

Pearl of Dusk (Left)   Pearl of Twilight (Right)

Pearl of Dusk (Left) Pearl of Twilight (Right)

“A Pearl of Great Price – Dusk” (SOLD) and “A Pearl of Great Price – Twilight”

By Susan Pietsch
FOR SALE: “A Pearl of Great Price – Twilight”
$150.00 Acrylic on paper, 45 x 45cm

The story behind these pieces…

…what is the one thing in this world that I would give up everything for?

The time in life is late. The sun is setting. There is still light in the sky however, still time to ponder…

…what is the one thing in this world that I would give up everything for?

 What really matters in your life? What are you earning all that money for?

 Dusk and its companion, Twilight, was generated from two sources. One being listening to Marjorie Jackson-Nelson saying she would give up everything – Olympic medals, material wealth – just to have her husband back. The other from the Gospel of Matthew in the Bible –

“..the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all he had and bought it.” (Matt 13:45-46 KJV)

Which brings us back to…

…what is the one thing in this world that I would give up everything for?

Twilight….

The time in life is late. The sea is now dark. There is little light left in the sky, the question is more urgent…

 …what is the one thing in this world that I would give up everything for?

 What really, really matters in your life? How are you choosing to spend your days?

 The sea is often a metaphor for the subconscious. The saying” A ship in the harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for” got us moving but now we’re “all at sea”. Our bearings lost, the reason we left port forgotten. And time is passing. The light is fading.

 … what really matters?

 …what is the one thing in this world that I would give up everything for?

 Twilight and its companion Dusk invite you to sit a while and contemplate.

Pearl - Dusk (detail)

Pearl – Dusk (detail)

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