When i moved to Encounter Bay, i rebuilt an area specially to rebuild this picture. And i didnt call it Flaming June. I called it La Femme D’Argent. It means “the silver woman” (meaning woman made of silver). My model calls her self Bluebird, but her real name is Alex Blue, and the power of her name really does shine through and in a blue silver way! I gave her a card i found of bluebirds as i little thankyou, they are inspiring, Like the blue rens everywhere around my house. Many times i watched the moon rise above the bay right in front of my house. One night i stood on top of my van and took long exposures of the silver light and the way the sea catches it on a certain angle like millions of fairy lights twinkling. Theres never anybody around, as there probably watching TV or something. It is fairly cold to go out and watch. So the light from the moon is like a dead restful light, and the poise of the model is obviously unconscious as if affected by the moon.
October 11, 2011
moonscape, Kristian Mumford, alex blue, neo classicism, australian figure painting