The Fool

“The Fool”

The fool represents the sojourner who trips through life striving for enlightment that at times seems as far away as a mountain range. The providence of the universe protects the sojourner from harm, like the little white dog that protects the fool from the perils of the cliff. The white rose represents purity and innocence, and so too the fool is innocently unaware of the difficulties of the journey. She is naive and does not realize that there are rivers to cross and mountains to climb. She just goes about her way.

This is a digital montage with components crafted in Terragen and manipulated in Photoshop using free use images from I worked out the image first in my art journal:

L. Gloyd (c) 2010

Copyright © 2010. Lori J. Gloyd
All rights reserved. Any redistribution or reproduction of any materials herein is strictly prohibited.

9 responses

  1. Maaaaavelous,darling! Simply marvelous! I absolutely love the painting…and your words flow like a beautiful river through the spectacular mountains!

  2. Fabulous Lori – both you and the painting/words – such a lovely feel to them,

  3. (: there’s a fool in all of us.

  4. Another lovely facet of the Fool is this-
    The Fool is innocent of meanness, self-centredness, and narrow-mindedness.
    Here’s to the day when we all embrace our inner Fool!!


  5. I am in awe Lori. This is the most wonderful representation of the Fool and your art work is inspiring. I really am going to have to get my art work going again – sooner rather than later.

  6. Lori, this is not only beautiful to look at, it is a good representation of living in the Now, which I am thinking is a good way to go through life.

    1. If you like this one, Jane, take a look at the digital version:


  7. This is beautiful Lori! There is something so striking about your Fool..she is both majestic and simple all at once. She combines the opposites, a paradox. Ahh I bet she “lives the question” as Rilke suggests!

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