The Sun Never Says

The Sun Never Says, mixed media on canvas by Kellie Day, ©2013, 6' x 3'
The Sun Never Says, mixed media on canvas by Kellie Day, ©2013, 6' x 3'

The Sun Never Says, mixed media on canvas, 6′ x 3′

Inspired by a ski with a dear friend, we hiked to 13,000′ feet in the San Juan Mountains, over Red Mountain Pass, to find a glimpse of my soul.

I had been buried deep in our little valley, in life, in bills, in work, dishes, heartache. To rise above it, to see this blissful white world, shimmering, a field of endless diamonds and mountains. To be lifted into its breast, high above all the every day things that weigh.me.down. This comfort, this soulful hammock. This.

The Sun Never Says is a 6 ft wide mixed media diptych mountain painting, with sweeping brushes strokes of cool blues, lavenders, and a thousand whites. (A hundred names for snow, so the eskimo legend goes.) Scraps of poetry and storybooks, rice papers, india ink and textured stamps adorn this canvas. It will be on display at The Butcher and The Baker restaurant, on the main street of Telluride, until Thanksgiving.

Detail of The Sun Never Says

Detail of The Sun Never Says

THE SUN NEVER SAYS

Even
After
All this time
The sun never says to the earth,

“You owe
Me.”

Look
What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the
Whole
Sky.

 

-Hafiz

5 Comments

  1. Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. Beyond gorgeous, friend. So grateful to share this life with you…and also so grateful for days like the one in this unbelievable celebration of the mountains and our souls. Your are so talented. Love you!

  2. Kellie Day says:

    Love you too, dear, we are so rich

  3. Zach Wolfson says:

    A-mazing work Kellie – I just love it.

  4. Just impressive! love it!

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