The writing on the wall reads:
"In Oleum Veritas
Vincit Omnia Veritas."
which translates thus:
In oil (in this case, cod liver oil) there is truth,
truth conquers all.
The note depicted in the painting reads:
"I will tarry, this fool will stay
And let the Mariner set sails.
The knave turns fool that runs away;
The fool no knave, prevails."
Original oil on canvas: 36" by 24" The original painting is owned by Joey Kramer of the band, Aerosmith Image: copyright 1998 Patrick Pierson
Patrick Pierson: A DECADE OF DREAMS, NO LIMITS
It's been seventeen rambunctious years since I began the Mariner Series - seventeen years filled with
incredibly good fortune, most of which never happened: In fact, I may be one of the most
alternately privileged and humble, notorious and unacknowledged, admired and berated
artists you've ever met.
Still, the Mariner Series has come a long way since I made those quirky little mermalien
sketches, the sole purpose of which was to lift an emerging artist out of his down-and-out
funk long enough to maybe put some food on the table for a change. To my never-ending
shock and wonderment, the Mariner Series has become one of the most widely collected,
longest lasting and successful...
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