Circles, spires, eyes, energy, light, and lines.
Since I was young I have been intrigued with the ideas of spirits and energies attached to a specific individual. In many forms, a doppelgänger, a fairy godmother, or a poltergeist that attaches to a single family. We swing from mood to mood, as though spirits bounce around our bodies directing us to new places in varied beats and measures.
And thus, the Fire Daughter. A circling sense of energy around young daughters. An ever thirsty wanderer, looking out, looking everywhere for the next thing. Benevolent? Malevolent? Or simply around to push the balance of things when they get too still, too settled, or too clear. A Coyote, a Loki for parents of young girls.
This piece, along with other recent works have been events of clarity for me. New processes are evolving from the old, and ideas emerge from the mists of mind to be more and more clear.
I spend a lot of time thinking about gateways and borderlines in the ideas of my paintings. Where one thing ends and the next begins. And I feel in this painting I have reached a bit of my own border. A place to path through to a new series of interconnected works. We shall see.
In my mind, things are gelling, congealing, coagulating. Taking form out of the soil of emotions and water of ideas. Through squeezing and kneading, I have started to see/feel how a new series will take shape for me over the next few months.
It is good to grow things in winter.