In this work, Jeff Dizon presents the lovers, an enduring theme which has been explored by Brancusi to Klimt to Picasso. Here, the man and the woman — garbed with loose, flowing garment, their hair and hat crowned with flowers — is making beautiful music together, literally and figuratively. The woman subtly blows into a reed flute as the man composes the notes on the neck of the mandolin.
They are not looking at the viewer but thoroughly absorbed with their respective instruments whose tonal harmony signifies their commitment. Dizon’s work is a highly poetic composition not only because of the subject matter but the way with which the artist has swaddled the figures in a profusion of flora and fauna and native ornaments. They are lovers in plenitude, bound together in the sweet note of their love.