Title: Mind Over Matter
Media: Oil paint on thin wood board
Dimensions: 123cm X 122 cm
Price: AUD $1500 (negotiable)
Life is a dance between making it happen and letting it happen.
My piece aims to discuss the struggle that comes with great responsibilities, and presents an individual who is positioned to overcome this struggle. The piece speaks of an empowered female identity undergoing internal turmoil.
The use of body language, art elements and props is important to the work. A middle-aged woman is bathed in a regal chair and atmosphere. The colour vibrates with warm purple hues, symbolising royalty, and it mirrors the deep, darker elements behind the woman’s expression. Her internal struggle is displayed through her limp hand gestures and her overly-relaxed stance. However, she maintains her dignified status as an important female figure with her stoic yet pleasant facial expression. Subtle variety in implied textures over the surface suggests the inconsistency and instability she faces whilst still holding on to her regality. The chair provides physical stability and poise in the woman’s internal dilemma of choosing mind over matter.
At reaching certain stages in life, adults experience extreme difficulties that, more often than not, the youth are not able to fathom. As a youth myself, I can only try to understand this turmoil through visual expression and interpretation.
Introspection and angst is communicated in the use of tone and the colour scheme, and is further emphasised by centralising the subject against a plain background. Another dichotomy is created in the intent to ‘break free’ while against stationary placement.
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