Poul sent me this painting a little while ago, but I hadn't opened the mail until this evening. There is often something to learn when you open a new piece of mail art and this time the clue was in the title at the back ' Ori Second'. Before I share what I learned on the internet, I will drink in the yellows of this dystopian imagery. As ever, I feel the generosity of other artists as I hold the 18.2 x 20cm acrylic.
The Ori (pronounced or-eye; alternate spelling "Orii") were a collective of Ascended Beings who manifested themselves in a wall of fire in the City of the Gods on the Plains of Celestis in a far galaxy that was original home of the Ancients who were called the Altera those many millions of years ago.
I believe it has something to do with Stargate, but I'm not sure.
Poul wishes me a year of great art (in spite of Trump). If this is the start, I'm sure it will be and I thank you for your gift. Be patient. I'm still working slowly…
You can find more of Poul's work here: http://poulpoclagediary.blogspot.co.uk