Heavenward from Picardy might take a lifetime
of prayer and paint, of paradise inspired
by voices in the night.
At the feet of Mary, ever-virgin, beneath windows
stain-glassed, she envisioned canvases of splendor,
jewels of fruit, suns likened to God.
When did tentacles and eyes overtake
the tree of life? When did the Good Lord's Garden
echo with discordant voices?
When did the orphan child stop singing?
by Margaret Bednar, May 11, 2014
This is linked with "Imaginary Garden of Real Toads - Seraphine Louis" - hosted by Fireblossom who did a great job reviewing this artist. I need to learn to read the "directions" before I go off and take on a challenge - I hope this roughly fits in the "write about the thin line between genius and madness".
Another excellent review of the artist, Seraphine Louis, is HERE. The movie, "Seraphine" can be found on Netflix. A French film with English captions. (NOTE: I did watch this movies with my oldest daughter who is an artist and we loved it. It is slow-moving… my husband thanked his lucky stars several times he wasn't forced to watch it)