This is intuitive abstract. No planning. just show up, move paint and see where it takes you.
If you check the progression of the painting, there were initially two paths. One coming from the left and one center. Eventually The left path didn’t sit well with me and one single path prevailed.
It’s pretty interesting, I am a constant obsessor about my path in life… It’s nice to know my subconscious could point out that my angst about going in the right direction, doing the right thing, seizing the right opportunities are all for not…
There’s only one path.
The one your on :)
This painting also tackles environmentalism. There are elements of man’s development, infrastructure, entangled and intertwined with natural elements. Another concept near and dear to my heart. I used silver leaf to denote man’s mark on our environment, metals.
There’s also a bit of shamanism. Feathers, forest, wind, breath and the blackbird. Blackbirds are a sign of magic. They are said to have the gift to travel between both realms. Physical and metaphysical.
A lot of black birds have been turning up in my work. They always seem to be delivering something. They are generally in motion and traveling with the wind. Haven’t really figured out what they mean to me subconsciously, but I’m perfectly ok with them showing up on my canvas as well as my everyday life.
I will have to see what unfolds.