Title: Green Man: Portrait of Ralph Vaughn Williams
Material: Oil on canvas
I don’t know whether I like it, but it is what I meant. – Ralph Vaughn Williams
I was introduced to Ralph Vaughn Williams as I was walking through a meadow in Wales one day drear, when I felt his music seeping from the ground like springwater and entering my body. When I listened to RVW’s Greensleeves Fantasy later, I made the connection. So here is portrayed Mother Nature’s Son, straight from England’s lush Arcadian tradition. He is the Green Man. I am the Green Man. Goo goo ga joob!