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RUTH J JAMIESON

Canada

OVER THE RAINBOW


Art: OVER THE RAINBOW by Artist RUTH J JAMIESON
Inspired by the song ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ as performed by ‘IL DIVO’ on their Christmas album. I have always loved this song, but it has always tugged on my heartstrings. It brought out in music the feelings of desolation and hopelessness I often had as a child. Feelings of being alone in a world, where ‘my’ dreams would never come true. Il Divo’s rendition of ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ made this particularily clear to me and prompted me to do this painting. Over the Rainbow features many elements of the song, SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW. The dreary rooftops and chimney tops represent the weight of living in this mortal coil. The sombre sky and clouds seem to smother all chance of dreams coming true and foreshadow troubles. The rainbow features the ‘lullaby’ through which the singer heard of the land over the rainbow. The bluebirds flying up to and above the rainbow symbolize hope and freedom to achieve our dreams. Of course I added stars for wishing on. The steady, dreary rain falling below the rainbow symbolizes the tears of those living in melancholy and wishing to find some escape from it and to have their dreams of happiness come true. Many of those tears were mine in my younger years. I gave the dreams that I dare to dream, physical form and allowed them to escape through the chimneys and rise above the rainbow where they can come true in the land of blue skies, bluebirds, wishes on stars and hope. May all your dreams come true! RUTH J JAMIESON - Original work available for sale.

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Star, Dream & Sky

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Bluebird & Escaping dream

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