"A poet, a Catholic, a dry alcoholic, a man of 44"


A thought-provoking piece Judith.

A picture that speaks volumes. Beautifully painted.

Really interesting and a fascinating painting

This and the painting called bruised but not beaten uploaded recently are the greatest works I've seen in months. If I was to start giving all the reasons for my opinion on this particular painting I'd be here all day. But in short it is true art and great art

An intriguing work, that makes you want to know more. Fine painting.

I love this Judith, particularly the way the figure is placed, looking right at me, making a real connection. Interesting to read your description, thank you.

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The subject is James K Baxter a prolific and well known NZ poet who died in the early 70s. In his latter years he was part of a commune on the banks of the Whanganui River at a place called Jerusalem or Hiruharama (in Maori) - and the church and convent form the backdrop to this piece. He was a colourful character and the title is taken from a line of one of his poems written during his Jerusalem years "Song for Sakyamuni"

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