SawRing Inspiration

Picture for a Gull-ible Sucker

lorenzo scaretti, saw ring insiration, a seagull with an hover and a ring



mixed technique 70x70x45 cm

Dedicated to Richard Bach and James Taylor



‘I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in
seers or prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.’

This work was inspired by Richard Bach’s novella ‘Jonathan Livingstone Seagull’ in which Jonathan’s passion for flight pushes him
to learn everything he can about flying. His unwillingness to conform causes him to be cast out by his flock. However, his thirst for
perfection leads him to a ‘higher plane of existence’ where he meets other birds who also love to fly.

The work was originally called ‘SawRing Inspiration’. However, it did not sell until the artist added the subtitle - after his friend
James Taylor remarked, ‘Looks like a picture for a gullible sucker.’ Thereupon, it sold immediately to a self-effacing purchaser.