Sirja-Liisa Eelma

To Write One’s / Your Name (L3)


Excerpt from Sirja-Liisa’s notes: “I lie in bed in my childhood home in Mustamäe and wait for sleep. I close my eyes and press my fingers lightly on my eyelids. I am waiting for the images to appear. First, two birds arrive, with their beaks joined…”

This work seems to lead back to Sirja-Liisa’s originally planned exhibition inspired by a poem by Jacques Prévert, To Paint a Bird’s Portrait, which begins as follows: paint first a cage / with the door open / next paint / something pretty / something simple / something lovely / something of use / to the bird…