New work. Working title: The lost man
This series is inspired by Judith Wright’s poem ‘The lost man’. The poem, though based on a real-life incident, can be read metaphorically as a comment on the vicissitudes of life, leading one inexorably to enlightenment or death (or the two simultaneously). Extending the ideas in the poem, I consider in this series the nature of the issues inherent in being human, and present these considerations symbolically or metaphorically. In so doing, I am also guided by the poetry of T S Eliot, Lao Tzu and Rumi, all of whom reflect philosophically on the nature and meaning of life.
The rose here symbolizes a human being, traversing the symbolic landscapes of life.