Jeques’s Art Portfolio (page 5)
Conspicuous in light and shadows.
- “to the deeps” series #3 of 4 oil on canvas 20×20 by Jeques B. Jamora, 2009
“To the deeps,” a series that would be my grown up version of the “dots and lines,” a metaphor for my continuous artistic exploration as a self-taught artist, symbolic of my quest for true love. The series has no beginning, no end. The fishes can swim on and on until my gray hair days: metaphor for eternity.
When half the world is asleep,
The prying eyes of the nocturnal owl
Stays alert for mice dozing undergrounds.
A turtle slowly prowls in the swamp
Disturbs the resting fishes
In shallow waters.
Somewhere, you are confined
Asleep in your room dreaming,
While I stay awake questioning.
Am I part of your dreams tonight?
Would I take part in your life
When you awake in the morning?
The night ends
With the owl catching no mice.
The fishes has gone to the deeps,
But the turtle hasn’t reach where ’tis going,
Just like me with my doubts never fading.
But nevertheless always wishing
That one day I’d stop questioning
And to the deeps
I’d just let the fishes
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