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Empty Rings Around The Sun | by leliophelia
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Empty Rings Around The Sun



Title taken from a Neutral Milk Hotel song, "Holland, 1945." The lyrics really strike great images in my head, especially the first stanza:


The only girl I've ever loved

Was born with roses in her eyes

But then they buried her alive

One evening 1945

With just her sister at her side

And only weeks before the guns

All came and rained on everyone

Now she's a little boy in Spain

Playing pianos filled with flames

On empty rings around the sun

All sing to say my dream has come


I imagine this portrait to be that girl. Although I borrowed my face for reference. :)


Watercolor and gouache.

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Taken on July 18, 2008