‘Submerge’ forms part of Thalassophobia, a personal exhibition I presented in 2019 about fear – the introduction to my fear – the fear of the ocean – a metaphor for my life and a subject I keep referencing because it resonates deep within me. I envy it and the things that dwell beneath it. I feel vulnerable and anxious around it and so by painting it I achieve a sense of control and peace over it. We often gain perspective about what lies ahead of us when we take a step back or remove ourselves completely from the situation. That situation for me, the ocean, can be both beautiful and terrifying. It represents my journey of heartbreak, discovery, and loss. With this exhibition, I explored two different mediums, oil paint to create the richness of the deep blue sea from an aerial perspective and the translucent quality of acrylic paint to create the sensation of a current pulling you under. Both mediums create a feeling of being overwhelmed by the darkness and pressure surrounding you. But when we look outward to find the light, we also find the path. Take me to the deep end, I am ready.

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Submerge
oil on canvas
1 x 1m
R22 400.00

 

Dive Deep
Mixed media – acrylic & watercolour on canvas
914.4 x 1219.2mm
R19 500.00

 

Immerse
Acrylic on canvas
914.4 x 1219.2mm
R19 500.00

 


Understanding you
Oil on canvas 
457.2 x 609.6mm
R9700.00

 


Ujjayi
Oil on canvas
420 x 594mm
R7300.00

Yours Truly
Mixed Media – Acrylic & Watercolour on canvas
1016 x 1270mm
R23 000.00

 


The Great Escape 
Oil on canvas
420 x 594mm
R7300.00

 


Cascade
Acrylic on canvas
R2500.00

 


Fluidum
Acrylic on canvas
210 x 297 mm
R1800.00

 


Overcoming
Oil on canvas
400mm Diameter
R3645.00

 


Decompression
Oil on canvas
250 x 250 mm
R2600.00

 


Current
Oil on canvas 
400 mm Diameter
R3645.00

 


Engulf
Oil on canvas
250 x 250 mm
R2600.00

The Drifting Spaces Between
Oil on canvas
1800 x 1300 mm
R50 000.00

 


Missing Oceans
Oil on canvas
600 Diameter mm
R7000.00