A series of paintings/writings/sculptures around ideas of identity, heritage, encounters, and revelation. Using materials, memories and experiences real or imagined, gestures and punctuations, these fabricated constructs contain ruptures and imperfections giving access to the layers and creating new spaces. The surface may also be interrupted by inclusions of text from poems, reflective/shiny things and re-used materials; it is time to own ALL that we are, reveal our scars and strengths, let them shine. #sensuouspractice #foldswhorlssurfacesspaces
SEE ME I AM DIKE (WARRIOR) - it is in my DNA, my scars bear witness to my strength and resilience; this is who I am / have been / will be.
I am strong, I can fight for the good of others, healing light cauterizing wounds of history; my body has changed through multiple incarnations, my internal shades have amplified and multiplied, my soul has remained intact; the surface colours are arbitrary - I release them into the world and my light shines bright.
I also wrote a poem during the making of this painting.
Sticks and stones never broke my bones, but names have always harmed me
So, I lived in fear
Lived with fear of my potential to be great
To blaze a swathe of light before me, around me, through time and space
I have mastered the litany of fear
I have closed my ears and soul to the sounds of other's judgement
Ever hopeful I now expose myself, my light and shade
I release my colours, I SHOUT MY NAME
I RELEASE MY COLOURS: DIKE / WARRIOR (PFHOEM)
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original mixed media painting on linen (oil, acrylic and spray paints, oil marker text, re-used velvet, SiO2 and paper) in white wood frame; w 104 x h 104 cm