Letting go and falling backwards
Acrylic, oil and pastels on canvas
100 x 100 cm
"Letting go and falling backwards" is a painting all about surrendering to the creative process. Stepping into the studio, even day after day, is always a new experience. This painting was a leap of faith, a step in a new direction and palette, dedicated to an interpretation of the all-inspiring and sometimes intimidating natural world in green.
It is a painting made with a very instinctive and energetic technique, and the palette conveys the life force of the earth, the feeling of being consumed in a forest or jungle or canopy of trees. It is a painting that makes the viewer perhaps feel small in the natural world. It provides perspective. Nature reigns over all else. It is unpredictable, powerful and clear.
"Letting go and falling backwards" is just that... releasing your hold on what you believe you know, falling backwards into the unknown. And being held there.
At the time of this writing, "Letting go and falling backwards" is available for collection in my Italy studio.