Oil on canvas
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Been pretty into the symbolism lately and constructing images that are more conscious of a narrative , like a journal but collection of a personal lexicon instead. I don’t usually deconstruct paintings this thoroughly but I thought it would be interesting for me this time . ⛓⛓⛓⛓⛓⛓ This piece is about cycles of addiction and self healing , something I’ve struggled to deal with/ define over my life and working through those ideas here. •The ghost, represented by the veil or cloth over her face here , is memory/haziness, being lost, unclear, ghosts are unresolved memories and fragmented memory. •The match or fire is a catalyst of change, it ignites or instigates shifting of state, can be chaotic and obsuring as well. •Water is rebirth, cleaning, it’s historically symbolic of this in terms of baptism etc , fluid that things grow from. •String and rope is attachment , binding , connection, fish is the opportunity or ideas . •The underground is symbolic of the subconscious - it has the poison and the masculine sword underneath.
I just wanted to try adding some context to maybe let the paintings act more descriptively instead of being so coded.