May 3: Free choice I loved Elizabeth Abraham’s New Year’s Resolution for a year of LIGHT. I remembered that my word for 2012 is MUSIC, especially lyrics, invisible electro-magnetic waves and colour. Thanks Elizabeth!
I listened to John Lennon singing “Across the Universe” as I tried to respond to the music and lyrics within the electromagnetic waves… I found it poignant that he kept repeating “Nothing’s gonna change my world” and of course his world changed dramatically. This led me to rip and tear the lyrics to distort memory and hope.
Brunnehilde is a Valkerie who rides her horse into the flaming fire and saves Germany at the end of Richard Wagner’s massive 4 operas that make up The Ring Cycle. This portrait re-imagines how Brunnehilde would melt into her horse and transform into a blended creature.
Brunnehilde is currently showing on the College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Virtual Galleries website: http://www.cofa.unsw.edu.au/galleries/virtual-galleries/
This image is part of my Optika Series of experiments with colour. This work involves the film lighting filters red and green.