The Well

Dicky Beach | Caloundra | Queensland | Australia

 The Well at the World’s End |Scott Bennett|2008|1. Blue 2. Green 3. Red |Oil and wax on canvas|Three panels: 61 x 92cm (each)|Private collection.

This work is about SehnsuchtC.S. Lewis described Sehnsucht as the “inconsolable longing” in the human heart for “we know not what.”

He gave examples of what sparked this desire in him particularly: “That unnameable something, desire for which pierces us like a rapier at the smell of bonfire, the sound of wild ducks flying overhead, the title of The Well at the World’s End, the opening lines of Kubla Khan, the morning cobwebs in late summer, or the noise of falling waves.”

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