16x20 Paper Giclee, Open Editon, COA included
“Beyond the Reef” is my tribute to a vintage song from 1948. The tune gained popularity during the mid-century American Hawaii-craze and was recorded by every-one from Bing Crosby, Vic Damone, The Ventures, to Andy Williams, and even Elvis (the King) Presley. This haunting song remains a standard in today’s neo-Hawaiiana tiki-culture.
I added in remembered sights of “cursed treasure” from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.
“Beyond the Reef” -The haunting lyrics:
Beyond the Reef, where the sea is dark and cold.
My love has gone, and my dreams grow old.
There’ll be no tears, there’ll be no regretting.
Will she remember me, will she forget?
I’ll send a thousand flowers, when the Trade Winds blow.
I’ll send my Lonely Heart, For I love her so.
Someday I know, She’ll come back again to me.
Till then my heart will be… BEYOND THE REEF.