‘Leaving Some Mystery’ by Louise McNaught.
Giclee with Screenprinted Gold Leaf on Highest Quality Somerset Velvet 330gsm Paper, 60x60cm.
Jellyfish symbolise acceptance, faith and ‘going with the flow’ of life. Trusting ‘all that is’ will provide it with everything it needs. I have always been fascinated with jellyfish and think they are such an underrated creature. They are not quite animal, not quite flora or fauna – though look as beautiful and elegant as flowers as they drift through the sea, and painting them is almost like painting an abstract as they do not have faces! Hoping to draw attention to their beauty and mystery, I have elevated the status of the jellyfish by placing them on gold leaf (just as religious figures were years ago) and strangely the gold leaf does give an impression of reflective water behind them – offsetting against their striking pink and red hues….
Size: H:60 cm x W:60 cm
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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