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Louise McNaught, Kissed By The Sun, Animal Art
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Kissed By The Sun
Limited Edition Giclee Prints on Somerset
Image Size: H 31cm x W 31cm x D 0.1cm
Edition of 75
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Kissed By The Sun is a limited edition giclee print by Louise McNaught. Featuring the wings of the Monarch Butterfly, the butterfly is a deep symbol of life cycles. Many cultures associate the butterfly with our souls. Around the world, people view the butterfly as representing endurance, transformation, hope, and love. They are a thing of beauty and yet so fragile. The body of the butterfly has disappeared into the ether – which is hinted at with the upward drips. This suggests the plight of the butterfly, finding it harder and harder to survive with loss of habitat due to man.
Louise McNaught completed her Fine Art Degree BSc (Hons) in 2012 at the University of Greenwich, and she has continued to work as a professional artist ever since, with international representation…. Louise‘s creations feature nature, animals, and the celestial realm in glorious, blazing neon hues, where the animals are God-like, Sublime and ethereal in their luminescence. McNaught’s work is motivated by emotive and spiritual experiences which has manifested in a mixed-media approach. Her soft style suggests a delicate relationship between nature and ourselves, making a clear point about man’s destruction of nature – which flutters jewel-like in the balance. When focusing on endangered species the imagery often takes on a duality of not only what is happening to the animal itself, but also relfects how we feel psychologically about the effect the human race is having on these species. By subverting traditional representation she hints at darker consequences, yet paradoxically giving animals an elevated status. Her animals are a medium for self-expression, as lack of conext and background suspends the creatures in an internal or even numinous space, where they become a metaphor for the human condition and psyche. Just as we use highlighters to mark areas of importance, McNaught is doing this with fluorescent media. By drawing the viewers attention to the animals presence and energy, McNaught is hoping to share with the viewer the awe that the natural world inspires within her. “Her work presents a pleasant balance between traditional technique and new age spunk” The Quiet Lunch Magazine.
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