:: I Crossed A Bridge Of Sorrows No One Else Could See (Human Visions #2) ::

Salvic Voyager     Dancing    Dive     Blood     Bridge     Vision

:: 2019 :: 30cm x 90cm :: Acrylics, Inks and Markers on Canvas ::

The second artwork in the ongoing 'Human Visions' series, produced for a 2019 exhibition called 'Fêlures et Lumière' at Atelier Gustave in Paris, in which I have chosen to make use of old sketches in a new way, going back to my roots to strike out in new directions. In 2010, I produced a series of sketches for a series of longform portrait artworks, which were to evoke a number of foundational visionary experiences that have lived within me for many years, often from the time before I became an artist, and which I had never fully addressed in my arts practice.

This work recalls an ecstatic vision I had in the early hours of January 1st, 2000, which I came to call "The Vision Of The New Year", in which I crossed a bridge over a river of tears into what I experienced as a playground of the cosmos. The human figure is surrounded by dancing women, recalling images from my Minoan Honey series, which spring from a different vision in Crete in 2008, when I saw Minoan women dancing around me in ecstatic joy. The title evokes the feeling I had very often around that time, of sorrow that other people didn't seem to be able to experience dazzling visions in the way that I do. I now know that's not true - it's just that people don't often talk about them because our society doesn't value such experiences.

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