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This work was created surrounding the concept of nostalgia and is a combination of my new series called Goth Fauve (psychedelic colour meets strange female figures in technicolor landscapes)  and my 2014 series – Eccentric Gardens. In Eccentric Gardens I used imagery of gardens to signify part of our internal psychic landscape.

 

Nostalgia is a bittersweet feeling and memory can be a place where we can get lost in obscurity.

 

Memory Light is a way to see the past with more clarity, reducing the dissonance between our perception of the memory and it’s reality.

 

 

Goth Fauve Series 

(see images from this series here:  http://www.thechaperon.ca/gallery/goth-fauve-figures )

 

My Goth Fauve series is a new painting series started in spring 2016 in which psychedelic colour meets strange female figures in technicolor landscapes.

 

I love making images that create mysterious narratives that revolve around female heroines. In Initiation I like to imagine that a girl’s braid is being removed in a sacred ritual that initiates her into a friendly cult of women who live in the forest in a self-sustaining community.

 

In Sleep Like The Dead  I indulged in my favourite colour – purple and channelled my inner Wednesday Addams, to make a piece about the way I wish I could sleep every night minus the location of course : )

 

These pieces are often completed alla prima or in two sittings. I began making this series because I wanted to explore working with the figure again and develop a new series that would allow me to work with radical colour combinations and a stylized approach.