Chapter 1: Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
Heidi Hardin, Chapter 1: Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Tune: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Tempera on Paper with Mixed Media Collage, 24” x 18"
Hello. My name is Heidi Hardin. Welcome to my bit of heaven on earth in this exhibit Lullabies and Gentle Screams. The title for my artwork, this storyboard performance, is The I deal Point/Looking into the Event Horizon of My Deep South Life. I begin this tale with my painting, Chapter 1: Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep.
Once upon a time, there was created A Declaration of Independence, It reads in part:
The history of the present King of Great Brittan is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world. He has refused his Assent to Laws, He has forbidden his Governors to pass laws till his Assent should be obtained. He has refused to pass Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature ...
Once upon a time there were created:
"European fairy tales that insist on three colors appearing in a certain order. The best-known order of these colors is that mentioned in "Snow White": white, red, black. We can call this order the Great Mother Sequence. White, red, black names the three phases of the moon: first the white of the virgin as the new Moon; then the red of Motherhood as the Full Moon; and finally the black of the Crone as the Old Moon."
(Robert Bly, Iron John)
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