Réquiem (2001-2003)  

Although death and grief are universal themes, it was not until Lyn's beloved mother suffered a debilitating stroke and an inevitable death, that she was forced to search for meaning in suffering and death.

At this time a friend suggested that she listen to Gabriel Fauré's Réquiem. When asked about the genesis of the Réquiem Fauré described his personal concept of death "as a happy deliverance, an aspiration toward the happiness of the hereafter rather than a painful passing away." (harmonia mundi s.s. Mas de Vert 13200)

With this music as her muse Lyn is demonstrating the intimate relationship between the Visual and Musical Arts. In so doing she is expanding and exploring her personal understanding of death and grief.

A search for this understanding has become more acute and universal after the events of September 11, 2001.

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Lux Aetérna II (Eternal Light)

Lux Aetérna II (Eternal Light)

2003 - Mixed media on canvas 4' x 5' Available

Réquiem

Réquiem

2000-2001 - Oil on canvas 42" x 66" Available

Offertory - Baritone Solo

Offertory - Baritone Solo

2003 - Mixed media on canvas 66" x 42" Available

Sanctus I

Sanctus I

2003 - Oil on canvas 4' x 5' Available

Pie Jesu

Pie Jesu

2000-2003 - Oil on canvas 4' x 4' Available

Lux Aetérna I (Eternal Light)

Lux Aetérna I (Eternal Light)

2003 - Mixed media on canvas 5' x 4' Available

Lux Aetérna (Eternal Light)

Lux Aetérna (Eternal Light)

2000-2001 - Oil on canvas 12" x 16" Private Collection

Libera me (Set me free)

Libera me (Set me free)

2000-2001 - Oil on canvas 36" x 36" Available

Absólve (Forgive)

Absólve (Forgive)

2001 - Oil on canvas 36" x 36" Available

Dies Irae

Dies Irae

2002-2003 - Mixed media on canvas 8' x 5' Available

In Paradisum I

In Paradisum I

2003 - Mixed media on canvas 4' x 6' Available

In Paradisum II

In Paradisum II

2003 - Mixed media on canvas 4' x 5' Available

Sanctus II

Sanctus II

2003 - Oil on canvas 12' x 4' Private collection

Shine II

Shine II

2000-2001 - Oil on canvas 12" x 12" Private Collection

Réquiem I

Réquiem I

2000 - Mixed media collage 7" x 9" (Watercolour, Japanese rice paper, photocopied text on handmade watercolour paper) Available

Réquiem X

Réquiem X

2000 - Mixed media collage 7" x 9" (Watercolour, Japanese rice paper, photocopied text on handmade watercolour paper) Private Collection

Réquiem XII

Réquiem XII

2000 - Mixed media collage 7" x 9" (Watercolour, Japanese rice paper, photocopied text on handmade watercolour paper) Private collection

Réquiem XVI

Réquiem XVI

2000 - Mixed media collage 7" x 9" (Watercolour, Japanese rice paper, photocopied text on handmade watercolour paper) Available

Réquiem XVIII

Réquiem XVIII

2000 - Mixed media collage 7" x 9" (Watercolour, Japanese rice paper, photocopied text on handmade watercolour paper) Private Collection

Réquiem XIX

Réquiem XIX

2000 - Mixed media collage 7" x 9" (Watercolour, Japanese rice paper, photocopied text on handmade watercolour paper) Private collection

Réquiem XVII

Réquiem XVII

2000 - Mixed media collage 7" x 9" (Watercolour, Japanese rice paper, photocopied text on handmade watercolour paper) Private collection

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