Louise was born in England and has lived in Florida since 2011.
BA Fine Art Degree achieved in London: Attended Central Saint Martin's College of Fine Art and University of Hertfordshire.
The “Piano” as receptacle and provider of ever flowing music and the “Pitcher” as a receptacle and giver of liquid – both essential ingredients of life: water and art, dynamism and continuity! The lady in 'Play It' (right) seems to exude calm energy. Interrupted as she composes her next direction/rhythm. Inviting voyeuristic qualities. The Piano and Pitcher series came to mind firstly as a sentiment to the cubist artist Braque, emanating the deconstruction of the cubist style.
Now, I find myself edging towards a semi-surrealist/transitional style of working. “Camomile” is my next step following the journey of this female form paired with an instrument.
Camomile (without the h) is the traditional Middle English spelling for this wonderful herb - when it became popular in the Middle Ages as remedy for sleep, fevers and skin conditions. “Camomile” (above) encompasses calming feelings and the restorative nature of the effects; when beauty and nature are infused with the sounds of music.
I love the idea of music being a gateway to nature...
Camomile & Cello with Lotus
The Lotus Flower - With its roots based in mud, it submerges every night into murky river water, and miraculously re-blooms the next morning without residue on its petals. Perhaps the figure here is contemplating this very idea “how one blooms everyday despite our surroundings”. It symbolizes spiritual enlightenment and rebirth. The lotus stunned people with its ability to dip into the grime and revive itself unscathed - an incredible daily cycle of life, death, and a sudden immaculate rebirth that can only be described as spiritual. It is no wonder the lotus is associated with such celestial symbolism.
The flower simply defies logic!
OMBO Countless students over the centuries have invested their time and energy grappling with the question "Is Enlightenment 'sudden' or is it 'gradual'?" These and other passages from the canon make the Buddha's own view quite clear: The mind develops gradually, until it is ripe to make the sudden leap to AWAKENING. Aum (Om) is the most sacred of Hindu symbols that is considered representative of both the manifest and hidden aspects of the omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent God. It is symbolic of several significant triads – the 3 worlds (earth, heaven and atmosphere); the 3 holy Vedic scriptures (Yajur, Sama and Rig); the 3 main Hindu Gods (Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh or Shiva). Om is also considered to be the most sacred of sounds that is the root from which the universe and entire existence arose and that holds everything together. It is a mystical mantra that is chanted at the start and end of all Hindu prayers, meditations and rituals. This is the most universal of Hindu symbols and its sound is used in meditation. In Hinduism, the word “Om” is the first syllable in any prayer. More specifically, Om is used to symbolize the universe and the ultimate reality. Some people say that this symbol represents the three aspects of God: the Brahma (A), the Vishny (U) and the Shiva (M). Three being an extremely important number due to all these symbolic references.The Wisdom Tree, Tree of Life, Bodhi Tree, Tree of Awakening, is also known simply as 'Bo' where Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment and became a Buddha, 'the enlightened one' 2500 years ago.The tree symbolizes the presence of the dharma/Buddhist teaching. It has two components, the tree itself and its reflection. The tree represents life which is outwardly full of desire, sorrow, ignorance. It's reflective image represents perfection. It is life reflected by pure clean awareness. It is what life can be in it's ideal form and when understood in it's true nature. The roots are the teaching, drinking from the waters of infinity.
Dino 24" x 48" Oil on Canvas
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