Monday, 27 October 2014

Soulful by HweeYen Ong

24x32 in
oil canvas ’11
Spain Samos

Picturesque views abound in the beautiful village of Samos make me want to stay here. On the Camino de Santiago Compostela pilgrim route.

Buildings have souls, or so I believe. How can they not when they are created by the imagination of humans who surely would have infused their emotions into their handiwork? How can they not when they blend into the earth and root their existence with nature for time immemorial, oft longer than its creators? How can they not when real living families dwell within their healing shelters and whisper untold secrets into the walls?

And so it was that these beautiful dwellings spoke to me when I chanced upon them by the river in the lil' town of Samos, famed for its monastery on the Camino route. And I had to render it thus.

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