I made this collage painting for my friend Åke "Ache" Rosén's 70th birthday last week.
I have loved Leonard Cohens music and writing since 1967 when I saw him on Swedish television, he was singing The Stranger Song and two more.
The collage is a mix of memory pieces of Leonard and his life on Hydra. His house is just a couple of hundred meters from our house (his telephone wires also passes our house). The rubber stamped cat is based on the watercolor I sent to Leonard together with one of my books. The coffee cup from when I saw him sitting at a café in the port one morning, in the sun in his blue pin-striped suit. The flowers - I picked flowers from his garden and dried them to send to friends.
If you're interested you can read my poem One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong it's based on a dream I had many years ago and it involves Leonard, Åke and myself singing together... hahaha