VG Fitzmaurice

Deadly Devine
 
August 5th - August 11th 2021
THE VENUS FLY TRAP (Ego I)
THE VENUS FLY TRAP (Ego I)

Acrylic and mixed media on board. Framed in painted Tasmanian Oak Framed size 82x62cm (artwork size 80x60cm) Photography by Graham Alderton SOLD

THE GODDESS OF A THOUSAND MASKS (Persona I)
THE GODDESS OF A THOUSAND MASKS (Persona I)

Acrylic and mixed media on board. Framed in painted Tasmanian Oak Framed size 82x62cm (artwork size 80x60cm) Photography by Graham Alderton SOLD

THE WHIRLPOOL (Shadow Self I)
THE WHIRLPOOL (Shadow Self I)

Acrylic and mixed media on board. Framed in painted Tasmanian Oak Framed size 82x62cm (artwork size 80x60cm) Photography by Graham Alderton SOLD

THE SATELLITE (Ego II)
THE SATELLITE (Ego II)

Acrylic and mixed media on board. Framed in painted Tasmanian Oak Framed size 82x62cm (artwork size 80x60cm) Photography by Graham Alderton SOLD

THE DIONYSIAN VINE (Persona II)
THE DIONYSIAN VINE (Persona II)

Acrylic and mixed media on board. Framed in painted Tasmanian Oak Framed size 82x62cm (artwork size 80x60cm) Photography by Graham Alderton SOLD

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (Shadow Self II)
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (Shadow Self II)

Acrylic and mixed media on board. Framed in painted Tasmanian Oak Framed size 82x62cm (artwork size 80x60cm) Photography by Graham Alderton SOLD

Inner Mechanics

As a response to the pandemic and a way to make sense of things, I began exploring in visual form the phases of my states of mind through the lens of Jungian theory around the three parts of the psyche: the ego, the persona, and the shadow.

The paintings present as cards, such as tarot, which are historically used to seek answers: to quell uncertainty, to provide insight into complexity, as well as of course predict one's future. These icon images are symbols or 'out pictures' which signposted a before and an after state - pre-lockdown life, and across the threshold into the lockdown chaos.

Bec Smith

                               

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