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Mysterious wisdom won by toil


© 2006
BASID #689 (SOLD)

Beth Ames Swartz
Mysterious wisdom won by toil
acrylic, paste and holographic film on canvas
30" x 30" (0.76m x 0.76m)
2006

Words in blue visible in painted frame

The lonely light that Samuel Palmer engraved,
An image of mysterious wisdom won by toil;

W.B. Yeats (18651939). The Wild Swans at Coole. 1919: from 35. The Phases of the Moon, lines 18-19.