I have always believed art to be somewhat magical. It has potential to make visible invisible things, and bring clarity to both emotions and the mind. Art offers us healing. This comes through colour, a connection with subject matter or content, and the sense of being involved in something larger than ourselves.
Many of my artworks are built around engaging with archetypes, which are essentially symbolic characters, animals, plants or elements. They are present in our dreams, and represent a collective unconscious- where symbolism is a universal expression of the truths of existence.
My hope is that my paintings will speak to others on a spiritual or energetic level. As human beings, we are all connected and as I weave my own narrative in art, it is simultaneously offered up to others to bring their own memories, experiences and symbolic meaning into the picture too.
You can check out what I do on my Facebook page, Alyssa’s Art Garden- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alyssas-Art-Garden/144275675596170 , https://alyssakanitschgallery.wordpress.com/, and on this blog. Thanks for visiting!