When you close your eyes and you go to sleep
And it’s down to the sound of a heartbeat
I can hear the things that you’re dreamin’ about
When you open up your heart and the truth comes outYou tell me that you want me
You tell me that you need me
You tell me that you love me
And I know that I’m right
‘Cause I hear it in the night
Talking in your sleep- The Romantics
For a while I have been wearing floral perfumes, and especially flowers like jasmine,tuberose and lily of the valley are flowers I love. Inspired by the japanese art of flower arrangement that is Ikebana and Shibari ( japanese bondage) I have been drawing with these two subjects in mind, often drawing while wearing floral perfumes or at least having flowers near me in the room. This drawing is an impression of dreaming underneath a blanket of stars- a floral dark night ; impregnated by intoxicating scents and bound asleep.
Bound By Flowers- 30x30cm mixed media on paper. Amsterdam 2021, copyright Chester Gibs.