Let Me Not
Let Me Not
12” x 12” x 3/4”
Original acrylic and mixed media on canvas
Let Me Not is the third painting to highlight a quote by Rabindranath Tagore. It has been painted on a piece of canvas cloth with the edges frayed and then attached to a textured and painted stretched canvas. Strips of the cloth have been cut and frayed to create additional strands of threads. Rabindranath Tagore is an Indian poet. These are the words incorporated within this painting on strips of canvas cloth and paper:
“Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain but for the heart to conquer it. Let me not look for allies in life's battlefield but to my own strength. Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved but hope for the patience to win my freedom. Grant me that I may not be a coward, feeling your mercy in my success alone; but let me find the grasp of your hand in my failure.”
The stretched canvas is attached in the back and it has been signed and dated on the side of the canvas.