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Mirror portrait of Joan of Arc
Mirror portrait of Joan of Arc showing reflections
Joan of Arc in progress
Maid of Fire: Joan of Arc
Maid of Fire: Joan of Arc

Maid of Fire: Joan of Arc

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Inspired by Mark Twain's 'Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc', and the heart wrenching lyrics of the late, great Leonard Cohen, this portrait was commissioned by a very special friend. It took a while to complete, but her she is.

"And who are you?" she sternly spoke
To the one beneath the smoke
"Why, I'm fire", he replied
"And I love your solitude, I love your pride"

"Then fire, make your body cold
I'm going to give you mine to hold"
Saying this she climbed inside
To be his one, to be his only bride

And deep into his fiery heart
He took the dust of Joan of Arc
And high above the wedding guests
He hung the ashes of her wedding dress

Leonard Cohen, 1971

Acrylic and enamel on glass backing overlays mirror. Metallic enamel adorns the topside of this piece.