Animal forms float through a scene growing green with memory multiplied. Many green mountains and a swirling sea of characters and experiences spring to life, expanding and contracting like a mirage. These are among those things and people that brought her back to life.
Was life but a dream? Or had it been real?
When and where and what precisely happened she could no more recall. How was lost to mystery. Yet, who and why she knew by heart. They would not let her go. In the mishmash she knew things were turning bright and green. She was letting go of blue and floating through the days. Carried by a current that had swept her out to sea, she surrendered to the stories, larger than life and swimming through her soul.
This painting is inspired by the two visits I made to the South of France in 2016 and by what I know by heart—soul memories from the life of Mary, called the Magdalen, which have long lived in me.
What is your essential story of life? What is alive in you?
ABOUT THE MAGDA SERIES. These are the stories that have lived in my heart and soul for the whole of my life. They are glimpses of one whom many remember and honor—the one known as Magdalen or Mary Magdalene. I call her Magda. Her story is alive in me and always leads me back to life and life to the full.
There are four series in the collection of Magda paintings:
Series 1: THE LIFE BEFORE Series 2: THE STORY THEY LIVED Series 3: ACROSS THE SEAS OF TIME Series 4: THEIR FOREVER STORY