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Kleiner Afrikanischer Elefant - Öl auf Malplatte - 10 x 10 cm, von Fiona Hernuss Elefanten sind Symbole für Glück und Wohlstand. Elefanten sind in der Lage
zu trauern wie wir Menschen. Elefanten haben fast übernatürliche Fähigkeiten- sie vergessen nie - weder das Gute noch das Schlechte. Sie sind uns so unheimlich ähnlich und darum wahrscheinlich
fühlen sich so viele Menschen ihnen so nahe und verbunden.
In meinen Elefantengemälden thematisiere ich die große Weite der Elefantenseele - wir können viel von ihnen lernen. Nicht nur deswegen sollten wir die Elefanten schützen. Sie werden erbarmungslos gejagt - in so großer Zahl, daß sie bald nicht mehr umherstreifen werden um die großen Flächen Afrikas zu verbinden. Ihr natürlicher Lebensraum wir zusehends eingeengt.Wenn wir nicht bald etwas tun, dann bleiben uns nur noch Abbildungen wie diese von den sagenhaften Riesen übrig.
"Who Speaks The Truth Needs A Fast Horse." - Eclipse, fastest race horse of all times.
By Fiona Hernuss, 2016, oil on Linen, 103cm x 148cm
"Who Speaks The Truth Needs A Fast Horse. - Eclipse, fastest race horse of all times. By Fiona Hernuss, 2016, oil on Linen, 140cm x 120cm - "Who speaks the truth needs a fast horse" - my interpretation of this reality and ancient proverb using the possibly fastest race horse in history until now- Eclipse (1764-1789) British Thoroughbred racehore bread by the Duke of Cumberland, as the symbolic figure. Eclipse's bloodline is said to still be found in 95% of all race horses today. I was inspired by a specific painting of Eclipse by Sartorius John Nost (1771) - (bottom right image of this workflow.) Back in the old days the galop of a horse was depicted showing all four legs spread apart- this was before the gaits of horses were fully understood and analyzed with the help of the invention of photography and film. I try to show an anatomically possible position of the horse legs in reference to that time, while honoring the actual characteristics of the real Eclipse (whose sire was Marske and damsire was Regulus) - his white markings and unusually wide apart set of hind legs at the galop. This painting shows how I envision a modern-day version of Eclipse in a sort of grand leap - depicting exactly that leap of faith taken by those who speak the truth. ✌️
A neat legend has it that back in the middle ages Lady Godiva once rode naked on her horse through town to show her empathy for the people who were heavily suffering under the harsh taxes claimed by her own husband. The husband was so impressed by his wife's naked-ride-sacrifice, that he waived all taxes, except those on horses."Lady Godiva reitet nach Brüssel um sich dort (vergeblich) über Gott und die Welt zu beschweren" -
I am now sending out a new Lady Godiva- this time she is riding naked to Brussels, to confront the European Parliament with today's flaring challenges. The new Lady Godiva finds though more of a sort of shady red - party - light - district - kind of parliament - symbolized by red disco balls as part of the Atomium building in Brussels. Lady Godiva is wearing only her Louboutins- they stand for the party she has just left herself. What is really going on behind these mirrors can not be seen - but perhaps imagined. It is time to act responsibly and wisely- from cucumber norming to issues of human rights. Time for us all to wake up and get real✌️
The mule and cart represent the art collector looking for orientation in terms of what to collect. They are parked right infront of the Solomon Guggenheim museum in New York
City. The Guggenheim stands for one of the gate keepers to the highest spheres of art- what gets exhibited there gets a first row seat in art history - like the established art that is directly
on the zebra crossing: "L'homme qui marche" by Alberto Giacometti - this bronze figure is cruising on a skateboard- totally relaxed because it has already safely made it into the art history
The other extreme and possible future of art is represented by the ALDI discount-supermarket sign that is placed very close to the Zebra crossing- the ALDI sign stands for art being increasingly produced and marketed like massproducts are - ALDI stands for directly reaching out to the masses, attracting all groups of income and education to the same spot. ✌️
This painting shows where chickensoup ideally begins - with a freerange chicken - x'ed under the hands of its own farmer - still a tough one but very important to think about this aspect of life once in a while- it heightens awareness and appreciation, something mankind urgently needs more of. ✌️
"Hamlet" with studio Frenchie plus some making-of - 180cm x 200cm, oil on linen, 2016 by Fiona Hernuss
The Truth Series 2015 - geschwärzte Wahrheiten:
part of the "7 Sins" series - Teil der Serie "7 Wurzelsünden" :
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