I have been working on a series on new works focusing on Sunset and Sunrises…
These works are very personal to me, as I see the Sunset/Sunrise works as a symbol of the cycle of Life – the beginning and the end.
I come from a very close family and recently my beloved brother Damien passed away after nearly a month in ICU after a major car crash, the whole experience of going to the hospital daily was a rollercoaster of hope and despair depending on the day and the news from the doctors and then the final moments of Life followed by the grief of loss and mourning the best human I know..
It is amazing how one’s life can be falling apart while the world continues, the sun rises and sets and the world turns, at first this seems wrong but then you realise this is one of the beauties of life nothing stops but continues to move and transform, ever renewing energy to energy..The works are filled with vibrant colour and lush paint, some more subtle, some brash and heavy with paint but all filled with emotion and love….
My Sun rises and Sun sets are like Alpha to Omega – the beginning to the end… I see these works as a celebration of life, so I have been looking to the skies for my inspiration and to honour my brother and his memory…..
Damien Purcell 13/5/1961 – 6/01/2019 RIP