You Want It Darker
April 12, 2022
Size (h w d): 48 x 36 x 1.5 in
Medium: Acrylic On Canvas
The nun, in her disembodied black habit is standing in an even darker blackness. The cross flies upwards in front of her as the rosary beads tumble to the ground. Why? It's all in the song.
If you are the dealer, I'm out of the game.
If you are the healer, it means I'm broken and lame.
If thine is the glory, then mine must be the shame.
You want it darker? We kill the flame.
Magnified, sanctified. Be the holy name.
Vilified, crucified. In the human frame
A million candles burning. For the help that never came
You want it darker
Hineni, hineni. I'm ready, my Lord
- Selection from Leonard Cohen's "You Want It Darker"