Imaginative art

Acrylic painting by Lesley Saine, 2010

‘Reality of Love’, Acrylic painting by Lesley Saine, 2010

‘Reality of Love’: Centre figures locked together in love but the female (left) bares her teeth in fury (her heart exploding away from her in her pain) and the male (right) although facing her honestly with arms holding her lovingly, has two heads facing away showing deceit/unfaithfulness.  The female (far left) is happier without the male.

Two figures (far right) locked together in love but the female is arching away from the male.  The male is consumed with his own lust and does not notice – he has two bodies linked showing the force of his desire.  Two other creatures look on from above the scene oblivious to the emotional turmoil below.

The background is blood-coloured symbolic of pain on the battlefield that is love.

Acrylic painting by Lesley Saine, 2010

‘Colours of Africa’, Acrylic painting by Lesley Saine, 2010

‘Colours of Africa’: Colours of Africa (red/green/yellow/blue – symbolic of blood spilt, land, sun, sea) depicted as a giant spirit being worshipped against a sand coloured background.  Rays of yellow sun breaking through the turmoil of life – dark figures worshipping, punishing, despairing, joyful or pregnant.  The land sucks everything back into it in death.

Acrylic painting by Lesley Saine, 2011

‘Stress of Perfection’, Acrylic painting by Lesley Saine, 2011

‘Stress of Perfection’: Depicting the stress of having the perfect body.

Thin and pretty on the left depicted in silvery white and pale grey.  The middle body in darker greys deformed by the stress of staying thin and by the intrusion of sperm making the body bulge out in pregnancy.  Far right in black and purple the body has just given in and blown up with the stress of being perfect.

Media images control the way we look.  But reality is different.  Reality is that it is hard to keep up the perfect image.

Acrylic painting by Lesley Saine, 2011

‘Dark World’, Acrylic painting by Lesley Saine, 2011

‘Dark World’: Imaginative creatures.  Female creature (far right) menacing/spiky in appearance protective of an unborn child.  Male creature (bottom centre) scraping the ground in his subservience to his religion.  Creature (far left) male and female heads linked as one being.  Creature (top centre) flying into the distance.

Sometimes artwork does not need to have a meaning behind it.  Just to create is enough 🙂

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