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Acrylics on canvas
Assorted references were used
Approx. 80cm x 60cm
2007 – 2010
Lilith is a character from Jewish mythology. She was created at the same time and from the same earth as Adam, unlike Eve, who was created from one of Adam’s ribs. Lilith was Adam’s first wife (before Eve), who is scorned and demonized in the writings, because she refused to be subservient to Adam and decided archangels were more fun. It was this treatment that inspired my work with the painting – why is a woman a sinner if she refuses to be passive? Should Lilith really be regarded as a demon or is she in fact a victim in the story?
The painting has many symbols from the Garden of Eden and various other associations. The larger image of the woman and the snake is mirrored in the center of the painting where the snake is attacking the hummingbird (see Details).
Medium: Acrylics on canvas
Size: Approx. 120cm x 120cm
2009 – 2010
This painting is about traveling through music and is generally an exploration of adventure and wonder. The most important parts to notice is how the wire from the headphones turns into a string of lights that continues throughout the desert, but there are other hidden secrets. Geckos are said to bring good luck to travelers and the three geckos in the painting come to life the closer they are to the scene beyond the wall, blurring the line between the real and imaginary. Why are the trees levitating?
I’ve always been fascinated by The White Rabbit from “Alice in Wonderland” as I share the feeling that there are never enough hours in a day.
This is a mixture of digital and traditional media. The main image is a watercolor painting with color pencil detailing, which didn’t get scanned too well, so I started to play around with it in Adobe PS CS4 to see what would happen.
The frame is an edited version of a photo/brush stock
A steampunk version of the Green Fairy.
Artemisia Absinthium is an ingredient in the liquor absinthe.
The model is my good friend Katrine with her pet rats.
Photo references were used.
Created in Photoshop CS3 with a Wacom Volito 2 tablet.
You can check out how this artwork came to be in this forum thread.
Finished in 2009