Laurel Canyon – 1965 – casein on masonite – private collection
This was the last painting Burt Shonberg created before his death
“Atlantis” – Burt Shonberg – private collection
Burt Shonberg & Vincent Price on the set of “The Fall of the House of Usher”
“The Monster Frankenstein self portrait” – Burt Shonberg
“The Lord and Lady of the Flame” – 1961 – Burt Shonberg
©2021 Clara Jean Peterson – Sunny Liberty Berle
“I am the ancient one, the LORD OF THE FLAME, I am the spirit of being, the son of space, the bearer of time, I am the first born, the primal flame, the maxim light.
I am life, in time, in thought, in space, being, I am the divine spark, the birth of love, the eternal creation, I am the will of cosmos, the cosmic idea, the light of man.
I bear the first seed, the heart of an atom, the sun of life, the eternal truth. I am the nature of things, the very essence, of essence. I transverse the the heavens,
I milk the nebulous curds, I ride the tails of comets, I fan the air to flame, I cloud the sky with moisture, I ride the currents of the wind, I kiss the earth with rain.
I lure the seeds to bloom, To bear fruit, to energize, to multiply.
I am everywhere, no time, no where, everytime. I am a numberless number, counting eternal zeros.
I am freedom, from freedom, peace at peace. I am the last before the new first. I am the soul of your soul, the silent watcher, yourself.” ~ Ray Shevin