This is the first piece in my new series.
The lightbulb is from my house. I love it’s interesting shape and colour.
A pink gerbera I received in a bunch of flowers.
The work of Rene Magritte, particularly ‘Son of Man’. I enjoy working in Surrealism, it is liberating.
The concept behind this image alludes to the duality of the ego. The parts of us we show the world and the parts we keep hidden.
The lightbulb symbolises intelligence and knowledge in western culture. A knowledge based, patriarchal culture, where femininity is weakness. Through this cultural direction, the ego portrays an acceptable character. The lightbulb gives an inhuman quality to our ego. Faceless, transparent yet hiding something.
The flower symbolises beauty and fragility: the Divine Feminine. It hides through fear of judgement, of not being good enough.
The wall paper and clothing
The clashing patterns of the wallpaper and and shirt are distracting. It shows the war between the masculine and feminine. A war that creates chaos.
The irony of the human condition is it requires both the masculine and the feminine to work in harmony. Human beings and are both Yin and Yang, regardless of gender. The suppression of either, results in chaos.