Acrylic on Canvas
I have become recently fascinated by the symbolism from the Hindu texts of Ganesha, the elephant God. I like the fact that it’s a representation of “removal of obstacles” – Perhaps focussing on Ganesha could relieve “painter’s block”. Ganesha represents POSSIBILITY for me.
I love the idea of layer upon layer in paint, memories and experience. Some paintings have ten or even twenty layers built up and most are in response to my meditation and yoga practice. All are a pure celebration of my external and internal landscape. Juxtaposition of edges and colour combinations excite me .
I use recurring symbols, meaningful to me and sometimes words in my layers, building up and letting go of images as I work.
Sometimes I work in fabric and stitch for even more texture.
I use my intuition, as far as possible, to take me on the journey towards a final balance point. This art practice becomes a metaphor for life.