Danse Macabre

Based on the medieval painting subject and the song by Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns .


The constellations include Cancer, Scorpio, Lyre (reminiscent of my painting of David and his lyre), Hercules, Canis Minor, and Aries. The crab is the monster that pinched Hercules in the foot while he was fighting the Hydra. Hera later  rewarded him by placing him in the sky. I was also born a Cancer 🙂 and my parents are both Scorpios .

Saint-Saëns’ music can be heard in the attached ice skating video.

Revelation 21:4 : ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

“I am the one star that keeps burning, so brightly,
It is the last light, to fade into the rising sun….

…I am the one voice in the cold wind, that whispers
And if you listen, you’ll hear me call across the sky” -Remember Me by Josh Groban for the movie Troy.

“And perhaps it is the greater grief, after all, to be left on earth when another is gone.”
― Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles



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