Here is a talisman for remembering. For keeping this particular memory strong. For remembering your purpose and your importance and what you hold so dear in this world. Some pools are full of memories that grow dark, others stay illuminated by the vigilance of this tiny lightkeeper. Say "Memory Light" twenty times by candle-light to summon her.
30" x 40"
$ 2,500 CAD
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 channeled 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.