|"Omen" 40 x 60 cm acrylic on masonite by Christina Lank|
You have no idea how relieving it is, after 6 months of leading a full on duplicate life, to finally be done with 8 pieces of artwork *phew*
|close up of the Omen girl in the forest|
I am not often a superstitious person, that side of me comes out during my darkest or most frantic hours. The biggest one I have is my superstition over the bird: Magpie.
When I was living in England I read something somewhere which started "One magpie by sorrow, Two Magpies for joy....." The nursery rhyme went on, in different versions....saying the number of magpies you see is a different omen coming your way.
|Magpies fighting at the bottom of the painting|
And when I have been particularly lost in life this obsession with counting birds grows and grows. Mostly because it always comes true, and also Sweden is full of Magpies...
|Magpies fighting in the air|
I switched out the streets for a spooky forest, adding in my favorite model, who represents the mindset of the time. Lost, fragile, on a road with no known end or beginning, surrounded by omen birds fighting out fate if you will.
So! That is my last and final painting for you all ^^
I will be posting it as an archival open print on my Etsy shop, so check it out!
Large limited edition prints will be made for the show, so if youre interested in something larger and more exclusive go ahead and contact the gallery owner here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great weekend everybody :D!