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October 31st, 2008 - 05:54 AM
As I told you in my last post, the official opening of my new gallery with our first visitor Jackie from England, was a success. First of all it was a deep pleasure as this very intimate visit allowed us to know each other better, and this is perhaps the most important thing as Jackie seems to be a very nice lady.
I already said that she was amazed by my Eroscapes and Fantascapes and her eyes kept coming back to them. She fixed her eyes on the one above eventually, looked at it a long long time in silence and then said:
"it reminds me My George in Heaven..."
Jackie lost her husband George 6 months ago, as she told me, the big love of her life. She finds it very hard to live without him, above all in this flat here in Spain where they had such a lovely time.
"What is the painting called?"
she asked me...
Well, I always have trouble giving titles to my paintings, because I generally don't like to put words to them. This is the reason why I often ask Kevin to give me a title for them. But with the Eroscapes, We were so busy doing the gallery and exhibitions, we really had not time to bother about painting titles! At that point this painting was labelled in my computer with the unheavenly mathematical title
"The Eroscapes - #2 - Parallelism 2"
really nothing I could publicly reveal to Jackie...
But you know, in life, if you want to be successful, you can't doubt yourself and must grasp the right occasion at the right moment. I had a genial idea:
"Do you know what? I think I will call this painting
"George in Heaven"
Jackie was very touched and I was infinitely happy to have such a great title with such a touching story behind. Jackie looked at the painting for a good half an hour further, and at the end she said
"I can't leave George here.."
and she bought the painting!
Jackie was leaving the next day for England and she could not take George with her this time. George in Heaven will stay in my gallery hanging on my wall until Jackie comes back