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Before she sleeps in the sand

この作品のタイトルは「Before she sleeps in the sand」です。
Bob Dylan の名曲「Blowin’ the wind」の一節から拝借しました。

「ノアの箱舟」の話で、天変地異の後、外の様子を見に行った白い鳩が、

オリーブの葉っぱを持ち帰ってきて、外の世界は平和ですよと、知らせてくれましたよね。
それが元となり白い鳩が平和の象徴となり、ピースマークには鳩の足が使われました。

そのエピソードをモチーフに、Dylan はこんな風に歌いました。

「白い鳩がどれだけの海を越えたら、砂の上で安心してねむれるのだろう?」

当時の核戦争の脅威を歌っていたんでしょうね。

今の日本も、同じ様な状況だと思います。

日本で、そして世界の何処ででも、白い鳩が永遠に休める様な世界になるといいなぁ。

それぞれの土地で、僕らが安らかに眠れる場所があれば良いなぁと。そんな思いを込めてこの絵を描きました。

イェーイ!
ピース!ピース!ピース!

The oil painting’s title is “Before she sleeps in the sand”.If you like rock and roll music, you will realize the sentence came from the song ”Blowin’ In The Wind” by Bob Dylan. I painted the piece for exhibition “Peace Card Vol.26 at Tokyo”. The exhibition started 26years ago by illustrators who wishing peace or  worrying Peace. I think Dylan made the song because of he worried about nuclear war in the time. Then He used episode “Noah’sArk”. In the story, nobody knows how terrible the world after severe flood, so  white dove flew to investigate

the world, for a while white dove came back to the ship, and she hold olive’s Leaf in her mouth. The mean is a world is safe. From the story, white dove became symbol of the peace, also her feet was used peace mark. Dylan sing like this,

Blowin’ In The Wind / Bob Dylan
How many roads must a man walk down

Before you call him a man?

Yes, ‘n’ how many seas must a white dove sail

Before she sleeps in the sand?

Yes, ‘n’ how many times must the cannon balls fly

Before they’re forever banned?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind,

The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

How many years can a mountain exist

Before it’s washed to the sea?

Yes, ‘n’ how many years can some people exist

Before they’re allowed to be free?

Yes, ‘n’ how many times can a man turn his head,

Pretending he just doesn’t see?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind,

The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

How many times must a man look up

Before he can see the sky?

Yes, ‘n’ how many ears must one man have

Before he can hear people cry?

Yes, ‘n’ how many deaths will it take till he knows

That too many people have died?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind,

The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

Now, Japan have big problem about nuclear power after “Fukushima”.I hope white dope can sleeps in japan also everywhere in the world.

This is my message of the painting.

PEACE! PEACE! PEACE!

Title: Before she sleeps in the sand Year: 2013 Art Directior: Hiromichiito