Alecia and Her Guide (through the underworld)

alecia and her guide

Alecia and Her Guide

Oil on canvas – 2013
31 X 41cm
AUSD $600

Prints available, please enquire via email 😉

Alecia in progress #1

Alecia in progress #1

As you can see from the pics, Alecia was painted straight on to the canvas- I had no sketch for her.
She’s one of the pieces that just found herself among the brush strokes.
I had some reference from photos but she grew so differently that she looks nothing like her reference.

The poem came a month or two before the painting was started.
For a while I felt like everything that could possibly be changing in my life was. Work, home, relationships, ideals, future plans.
Some of them I had initiated, some not, some were long overdue, some were unexpected surprises that were……..’well’ timed.
And with each change all I could see was a temporary solution, or a snowball effect that overtook all my expectations.
The ebb and flow of reality had burst my comfort bubble- which was fine, I planned for that- but not for a lifetime’s illusion of

Alecia in preogress #2

Alecia in preogress #2

control to disintegrate into almost nothing.
The kind of control I’m talking about isn’t the obvious kind of control, it’s the kind that I always assumed was normal behaviour.
The kind that’s just built into your consciousness in the ‘logic’ department.

Alecia detail hand

Alecia detail hand

It all comes and goes, ebbs and flows……….
our intuition is all we’ve got and damn, if you can tell the difference between that and you’re logic then you’re doing a pretty sweet job.
And what do you do with your intuition once you’re sure you’ve found it?
Hold onto it and let it lead you down the rabbit hole!

Glimpses of the space between
What is now and what will be
Nothing’s making any sense
We hold on at our own expense
The pretence of our life is blowing
There’ll be no comfort in not knowing
Don’t try flying this one blind
 Just let go, you’ll find your guide

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