She is the Moon
- 594mm x 841mm
- Canvas Panel
About this piece
“She is the slow dance between the moon and ocean.” This project brief was something else. We had to develop the concept of our alter ego and by using a number of other sketches, develop a portrait and portrayal of our alter ego. No guess as to mine, she is made of water.
It was a play on a nightmare I had where there were evil water people who wanted to get through the sliding door to get me (ps this is where my storytelling journey started as my sister would always ask me to tell the Dream as a movie to all our visitors). But with all the process work, I realized my reflection, and excuse the play on words, was part of the way I saw myself, as water.
The reflection in the painting was to portray that but also that I’m always seeking outside of myself (for whatever), yet I forget that I can seek it within myself. As I am a reflection, water, in motion. I enjoyed this brief because I could be brave, I could be free, I could be vulnerable.