From Earth to Air is a series of abstract paintings made up of acrylics and collage art. The inspiration for this series comes from the rare event in astronomy of the Great Conjunction with the meeting of Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius on 21st December 2020. This was the closest meeting between these two planets in over 400 years! And the first time in our lifetime, (from previously always meeting in earth signs), that they are now meeting in an air sign and will be meeting in air signs thereafter.
This will hopefully bring positive changes in terms of a collective, ideas, innovation, humanitarianism, revolution, technology, science and art! Our world as we know it will be hopefully bringing about change, especially in the way we deal with the pandemic of COVID-19 with the forward-thinking ways and progressive ideas of Aquarius.
In terms of the paintings they focus on thick heavy acrylic brush strokes and collage layers to give depth to represent the physical world with colour and shapes to form motion leading and transitioning into air elements, a shifting sense of uplifting and rising to higher forms than we know. The paintings have lots of negative space to give a sense of space, allowing the painting to flow and breathe and to represent the free-flowing air elements.
On a personal level, being born under the sign of Aquarius, I felt particularly inspired by these planetary changes to work with this theme for a painting series and to work with traditional thick brush strokes, while investigating colours and form and creating a sense of shifting space. After we have faced a difficult year of 2020 I wanted to create pieces that are bright, positive, healing and uplifting.
Things may not change right away but in time we should notice a shift from the focus on the physical materialistic earth elements to the more ethereal and futuristic air elements on an individual and collective level. This series will aim to explore this fascinating, exciting astrological time of change!
Please note that images with the background are not shown to scale and are for display purposes only. Please refer to the dimensions listed.
Acrylic, ink and mixed media painting on canvas
One of a kind artwork
Size: 102 × 102 × 3.7 cm (40 x 40 inches)
This artwork is sold unframed
Signed and dated on the back