This piece was part of my solo exhibition called '42' at the Magpie Art Collective 6th October - 9th November 2018. The overall effect was that of terraforming the planet. I was going to give this painting an aquatic name — due to the jellyfish-like creatures and the watery feel — but decided it was more of an earth/water/amoeba/DNA strand mix — an origins of the planet-type-deal. There was a space at the top of the painting that needed something and after meditating on the painting for hours, I eventually saw a brain. So, that’s how the blue brain was born. It reminded me of ‘the mind of God’ or what scientists now call ‘intelligent design’ which I thought would be an ideal name for the piece. I like to read up on alternative history and theories about our planets evolution (and, indeed, our own evolution and origins) which is also a major influence in this piece — especially drawing from the work of British author and journalist, Graham Hancock, and Belgian author, lecturer and researcher, Robert Bauval. I hope this piece transports the viewer to a time — in our distant past — when life and civilization was being created.
Painting:Acrylic on Canvas
Size:15 W x 29.9 H x 1.6 D in
Ready to Hang:Not applicable
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I'm a self-empowerment author as well as a multi-media artist (which includes being a painter, bass guitarist for Indie band, Templeton Universe, designer and composer). I originally come from the tip of Africa — Cape Town. My art is a reflection of my inner workings and my passion for bright colours, form, symbology, fractals and sacred geometry — whatever stimulates me to unpack a vision onto canvas with whatever medium feels right (which is why I continuously experiment with mixed media). My drive is to bring something fresh, spirited, emotive and unique into the world. I combine my love of art with my fervor to write and help others to get their creative juices flowing. I run my own site and blog. I have been a regular columnist for Conscious Life News (2012-2018) and South Africa's holistic magazine, Odyssey (2016-2018). I work from home and live with my husband and two feline children in the bizarrely artsy and intriguing village of Barrydale (Klein Karoo) which provides me with infinite laughs, incredulity and moments of sheer awe and inspiration. I have also been the art and crafts teacher at my local youth upliftment center called, Net Vir Pret (which is Afrikaans for Just For Fun) since 2015. Our main focus for these classes is to teach the children to make crafts from upcycled material. I grew up and was schooled in Fish Hoek, a sleepy little coastal town on the Cape Point route. I took art lessons with local artist, Veronica Vincent, and later on — in my senior years of education — took extra classes at the Frank Joubert Art Center in Newlands where I pottered with ceramics and sculpture for 2 years. After leaving school I became a qualified Interior Decorator through the Sheffield School of Interior Design and worked in a few local framing consultants/galleries and art shops. In 1999 I left the art world in pursuit of music and joined a band called The Bends. We brought out 2 CD’s — ‘7 Days’ and ‘Uncomplicated’ before we decided to move to the UK. I'm currently the bass guitarist for the South African indie/alternative/rock band, Templeton Universe. We successfully over-funded our album (146% funded), 'Between Lies' (2017 release) via Indiegogo Crowdfunding (www.templetonuniverse.com) and are currently in studio working on our next release.
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