Recently, Sumner has been exploring the use of text in her paintings, adding poetry to accompany the message of the artwork. "This piece is about the loss we feel when thinking of times we can never return to - fond memories of people, places and spaces in time that life has pushed us away from," she says. In this painting, Sumner included the following original poem:
The wind wafts away my memories
As it waltzes through my hair
Oh how I wish I could tell it
"By my ears, just leave them there"
"I may be a crumbling colossus" I say
"Ozymandias beyond disrepair
But my memories are not your dust to breeze away
So by my ears, to whistle to my soul once more
By my ears, please just leave them there"
Sumner Crenshaw infuses her work with movement, lines and varying degrees of color. She currently lives in Maryland and finds inspiration in the work of Salvador Dali. Her goal is to keep exploring the minimalist, narrative surrealism she's been moving toward.
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The piece is even more beautiful than I expected. I'm sure to love it for many years to come and can't wait to purchase another piece by Sumner Crenshaw. Please continue to create such breathtaking artwork.- F Wong