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Gail Allen is a classically trained artist living in New Hampshire, USA, who sculpts, paints and creates custom designed landscapes, murals and event products.
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Finding the Key....(The Artist Challenge)



This is one of two of my latest submissions to the group: The Artist Challenge. See more insightful and intriguing artists works at the website: The Artist Challenge

Finding the Key  - 2010
24" X 20" (61cm X 50.8 cm)
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas

Finding the Key is a symbolic painting relating to our search to find emotional balance, by letting go of the "relics" we all collect in our lives. It is representational of our journey,  going busily through life, passing each other by, as we all swim circles around the key that is dangling precariously right in front of our eyes. I believe this is the time to bring forth all of our highest vibrational teachings, experiences and aspects to integrate them into the moment that is now. So may are experiencing extreme emotional imbalance that is both challenging and beautiful - as the transition creates new opportunities for the future.

Water 2010
From the Elemental Series
30" X40" ( 76.2 cm X 101.60 cm)
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas

The second submission to this challenge is one version which was recently created of the elemental "Water". This piece is the second of five paintings, in the Elemental Portrait Series,  (Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Spirit).  Water's symbolism is characteristic of the creative, emotional, astral and psychic planes. This element is known as the ambassador of "Love" . The sense represented by this feminine principal, who is related to the Fall or the Autumn season and cool, moistness,  is Taste. The emotions "Water" governs and is evocative of are general feelings, empathy, intuition, healing, the unconscious, endings and the astral aspects of consciousness. All of these aspects are combined in the creation of this piece, as well as the relation to Neptune/Poseidon, and the angel Gabriel. As a viewer commented to me - it is a timely piece for our current circumstances indeed. I wanted to give the effect of the portrait rising through the waters of time.
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