Spirit of Gold, States of Being

Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

Innisfail, Australia

Artist's Description

Medium: Acrylic, oil based ink, linen thread on canvas.

Original artwork support frame size: 1220 mm x 1220 mm x 37 mm.
Views: 4067 (as at 2 Mar.2015)

Work has featured in

  • The Inspired Art group
  • Abstract Art
  • Mixed Media ~ 18.09.2014

About the work:

  • Created with multiple acrylic and textured layers, built up in a symbolic multiple-page layout composition in reference to my ‘Book of Threads’ artist book.
  • All is the manifested evidence of my ongoing passionate spirit for exploration, experimentation, seeking and discovering the subliminal, generating awareness and enlightenment about the human condition.
  • The work is from my solo exhibition ‘Elevating the Spirit’ … “where connections, relationships and unity are explored through visual language elements and symbology, between one’s inner-self (soul, spirit, life-force, essence), psyche and the outer world. Notions of passage, transition (change), duality, reflection, containment and synthesis (fusion) are contemplated and reflected upon.”

There are several metaphorical levels here representing contrasting perceptions:

  • in relation to time, energies and colour – between the old (faded, worn down, past chapters – memories/knowledge, traces, remnants) and the new (current pages, chapters, fresh, bright, bold, strong);
  • between the representation of spirit (gold/blue, channels/passage) and worldly matters (earthy, oxide colours, grids/boundaries).

Symbolic/parallel meanings are explored through:

  • the multiple pages (time, chapters, traces),
  • X’s (as is above, so is below, zero point, vortex, connections),
  • multiple generational vessels (containment, alchemy, reflection, passing on of wisdom/knowledge),
  • passage channels (transition, spirit, motion)
  • stitched threads (attachment, fusion, parallels, spirit/matter, relationships, passage, traces),
  • colours (emotional, spiritual/worldly, energies, alchemy) and the floating leaf (passage, transit, motion, carrier of thought/dreams).

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