The Burst Collection is comprised of 6 paintings and created from resin, pigment, rock, mica powder, paint, glitter, ink and silicone (and grass!).
The obstetrician, midwives and my husband just stared at me, not knowing how to respond. What was I even talking about? There were looks of both smiles and confusion on their faces. There was no chance that the baby's arrival was imminent. I could see they had no idea what to do with me so I quietened down.
But the baby wasn't having any of it.
Are we living life fully?
Or do we need our own personal burst?
And now you see I had done this all before. Childbirth was pretty familiar to me.
But the first labour I had ever had, in 2015, with all the excruciating pain and agony, the hidden baby within, concealed from the world, ready to make its entrance…well when the baby arrived into the world, there was silence. Deafening silence. My eldest was stillborn.
Switch back to the hospital more recently and what an incredible delight and joy that with the same agony and process, a healthy baby entered the world. Alive and full of wonder.
And so the concept of being made to hide, conceal, be constricted was born.
And then BURST with exploding colour.
As I explored the idea of EXPLOSION, different ideas related to the central theme started to emerge.
Original Painting Collection
6 paintings. All similar but different.
BURST expresses the powerful moment of childbirth but it will be up to you to apply your own explanation and interpretation onto the painting once it is hanging in your home.
STRENGTH started off as a Menorah and gradually transformed into something quite magical, you will just have to be in its presence to experience it.
REVELATION was painted to depict the Revelation at Sinai - as a dear friend told me - “I feel like this is what really tapping into your essence is all about, and what bountiful goodness would look like”.
PEACE base layers are an eclectic collection of colours - all different types of people with their various opinions and thoughts coming together in a top layer of majestic unity to make the world a better place.
This painting is for my dear collectors who don't like colour. The painting looks silver and hazy at first glance but viewing from other angles reveals the fantastic colourful paint beneath. Subtle yet striking.
FLOATING is the calmness that one feels floating on water, not a care in the world. I can stare at this painting for hours.
I hope that you, my Collectors will look at these pieces and feel the challenge, the questions, the conflict and the unity that came from painting this collection. I hope by having these paintings on your wall that you will gain inspiration and feel empowered to create beautiful futures for yourselves. Are you hiding or constrained in some way? Let's discover and walk this journey together.
My Collections of Fine Art Paintings are released semi-annually and are based around a central topic. Be quick, they sell out FAST.