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De Profundis (100x162cm)

De Profundis (100x162cm)

Acrylic, collage, oil pastel on canvas. 100x162cm

“De Profundis”…. A bold, powerful expression of emotion painted during the lockdowns of 2020/21.

I started off with an entirely different intention for this painting but it just wasn’t having any of it. A battle of wills ensued which is why this took nearly a year to finish! It wasn’t until I surrendered to it, and allowed it to become what it needed to be, that it was ready for a resolution.

“De Profundis” (meaning “out of the depths”, and according to the dictionary: a heartfelt cry of appeal expressing deep feelings of sorrow or anguish) expresses everything I needed to say about the pandemic experience.

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