:: Human Shadow ::

Sacrifice    Torn    Shadow    Shamansci    Maria    RedOchre    Bones    Death    Bubbles   

:: 2010 :: 60cm x 180cm :: Acrylics, Inks and Markers on Canvas ::

This image originated in an experience I call half-dream - those moments between waking and sleeping in which the mind is still dreaming but the eyes are open. One morning, as I began to wake, I sensed a presence both within and above me. A kind of shadow, or animus, evidently male but with female attributes. Something about it reminded me of the shimmering lines of a migraine but rather than being jagged they were smooth and called to mind the idea of tattoos flowing over body contours. A subtlety here is the evidently male figure bearing a vagina which bleeds. This for me is expressive of the creative process and recalls the intention behind the piece Maria de Santa Vagina.

Human Shadow

This piece is a colour and line study for Human Shadow which aided me in visualising the anima/animus figure of the half-dream. The styles and colours seen here didn't get featured in the final work so this experiment in some ways can stand apart from that.

Shadowjack

 

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