The Lighthouse Keeper`s Revenge

The Lighthouse Keeper`s Revenge

1990 oil on canvas 58 x 51 inches

Why ponder Greek tragedies when you can just as easily create your own? Here's an example: Inspired by a respite from the cruelty of London, a seaside holiday is sabotaged by a "Seaman's Widow Fund" collection box at a train station in Beachyhead. Our travel companion's tales of her Mediterranean trysts are wed with The Maritime Museum in Oia on the island of Santorini in Greece. This boatman has a story to tell. A world-weary and heart-broken lover is burdened with the task of manning a remote lighthouse on a potentially dangerous seafaring route. Unbeknownst to his employers, he boards up the lamp with driftwood and collects the figureheads of the crashed ships. Despite the Greeks' penchant for analyzing dreams, Lighthouse Keeper's Revenge needs no explanation.

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