Dust to Dust Series I | Emma Louise Pratt

Dust to Dust Series I

  • Size and media: Mixed media on paper 21 x 30 cm approx.
  • Storage: Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • 2019

Description

Fig.VI. Dust to Dust Studies Emma Louise Pratt mixed media on paper 21 x 30 cm approx

Fig. VIII Dust to Dust Studies (Blue) Mixed media on paper 21 x 30 cm approx.

Fig. VII Dust to Dust Studies (Blue) Mixed media on paper 21 x 30 cm approx.

Fig. VIII Dust to Dust Studies (Blue) Mixed media on paper 21 x 30 cm approx.

Fig. IX Dust to Dust Series (Blue) Mixed media on paper 21 x 30 cm approx.

Fig. X Dust to Dust Studies (Blue) Mixed media on paper 21 x 30 cm approx.

Fig. XI Dust to Dust Studies (Blue) Mixed media on paper 21 x 30 cm approx.

Title: “Dust to Dust Series”

  • Size and media: Mixed media on paper varied, unframed, 21 x 30 cm approx.
  • Storage: Palmerston North, New Zealand

“Gradually entering into the intense life of the summer days–a life which burned around as if every grass blade and leaf were a torch–I came to feel the longdrawn life of the earth back into the dimmest past, while the sun of the moment was warm on me. Sesostris on the most ancient sands of the south, in ancient, ancient days, was conscious of himself and of the sun. This sunlight linked me through the ages to that past consciousness. From all the ages my soul desired to take that soul-life which had flowed through
them as the sunbeams had continually poured on earth. As the hot sands take up the heat, so would I take up that soul-energy. Dreamy in appearance, I was breathing full of existence; I was aware of the grass blades, the flowers, the leaves on hawthorn and tree. I seemed to live more largely through them, as if each were a pore through which I drank.

The grasshoppers called and leaped, the greenfinches sang, the blackbirds happily fluted, all the air hummed with life. I was plunged deep in existence, and with all that existence I prayed.”

  • Richard Jefferies, The Story of my Heart, 1883.

These works can be bought individually or as a collection.

figures Emma Louise Pratt 2018

Additional information

Dimensions 15 × 120 × 15 cm
Base

Work on Paper

Year

2019

Colours

Blue Tones, gold tones

Size

Small

Storage

Aotearoa NZ

Price Range

Under £500

Storage Location

PNth, Aotearoa NZ