Alps and Ambivalence
“And I can't be running back and fourth forever between grief and high delight.”
― J.D. Salinger
Piece illustrating the ambivalence I felt during one of my long experiences in the Alps. I painted this piece on my return and poured the torn feelings of love/ hate, serenity and uncertainty onto the canvas.
My experience was one of trials and hard work mixed with the serenity and feeling of the sublime that comes with being in the mountains. I used bright contrasting colours to represent my contrasting emotions as well as creating an anthropomorphic mountain that follows the flow of the rocks, the face of the mountain.
This piece has been exhibited at the Pop-Up Brighton Gallery.
Alps and Ambivalence, Acrylic on canvas, 59x42cm.