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August 15, 2005

Back to the Circus

The trilogy, or triptych as we call it in these art-sodden circles, of the Circus Girl is reaching completion. The final painting awaits some fiddling in the background to bring it in line with the other two and generally tie the whole thing together.


For, though it was the last to be painted, it actually forms the centre of the piece.


On the left we have the Young Apprentice, on the right we have the Visiting Dancer and in the middle there stands the Daughter of the Owner, born and bred into the ring, with sawdust under her fingernails and between her toes.

things proper to be known: Every time the circus moves on, some of the sawdust from the ring is collected and kept to be thrown into the new ring at the next town.

Posted by john at August 15, 2005 09:54 PM