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Defying Comprehension
Defying Comprehension
Defying Comprehension Gallery: Paintings on Canvas *NEW* Description: In keeping with the series, this art piece is also one of both micro and macro layered experiences. The first flat layers that were applied appropriately signify the ‘unknown’ in this work. This arose through my lack of experience of Lord Howe Island. I have never visited this location. However, the many subsequent layers of experience harked back to the second layer of place mapped, the Atherton Tablelands and my continued associations with it. Life as I know it on any scale, has both positive and negative happenings and as the saying goes, it is our reaction to the experience of each happening that becomes important in the challenges we face during life. However, the understanding and helplessness through the cause of death often defies comprehension although the affects and memories become part of life. This work, therefore, represents the calm of acceptance that eventually arises after the storm when the difficult experience has been the death of someone you love. So many good people gone and so much blood spilt. As I sat on the mountain where my father had been killed two days previously, bird song filled the air and a gently breeze caressed the skin. As the tears of grief ran down my face, I could still feel the beauty in the chaos of death and asked the universe ‘why’? But as life continued wonderful memories and happy experiences replaces grief.
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