dready ‘many rivers to cross’

                        dready art’s ‘tanya’s sky at blackfriars’ – original image

‘many rivers to cross’ is one of my favourite songs …

and i really should say that the jimmy cliff version is my top, and it is, on some days, but jah know, i also really like the UB40 version, alot, especially the electronic opening …

I know right!

it’s a story about a jamaican coming to england – but the allegory is about the rivers of babylon – wandering I am lost …

so, here we were in london, and we crossed the thames to get to the venue, a show, with saunders fine art and mourant, which was in the oxo tower, we crossed the river looking for god knows what.

and this was roughly the view looking back … looking out of the window of the gallery space the barge was heading up the river, at the point where the river and the sea stopped mixing … where  the foreign and the local became one.

the sky was grey and dull though, not rich and blue, but as I was sitting and drawing this, I think at the time in italy, tanya posted a pic looking up at the sky, a gorgeous blue and so I stole it … and used it …

allegory of sorts …

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