Rise and jump into the fire.
Posted on November 20, 2019
In this oil paint and charcoal image, I stand strong and naked except for a cape of kangaroo skins and a Bungarra lizard around my neck. The kangaroo has the ability to move swiftly over rough terrain and the lizard is comfortable spending most of its day laying and dreaming in the shady shadows. My arms are outstretched and calling out to that which has become a part of my identity that I have not acknowledged. I call forth these fragments to rise and make themselves known to me by jumping into the fire of illumination and realisation. I enjoy the lack of control I have over the drawing as the charcoal moves over the oil paint background. “Only a love affair with materials can lead to a wedding of felt experience and formed expression” (Agell, G. 1982)