Artist: Alexandra Eldridge
Title: 'Cupid and Psyche'
Materials: acrylic on vintage photograph on cradle board
Dimensions: 122 (h) x 91.5 (w) x 5 cm (d) / 48 (h) x 36 (w) x 2 (d) inches
Price £5,000 (unframed)
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Alexandra Eldridge 'Cupid and Psyche'
Through an ethereal realism, Alexandra Eldridge explores the great themes of life: consciousness and unconsciousness; fear and love; memory and dreams. Well-known for working with unconventional materials such as vintage photographs, venetian plaster, antique scrolls and other fragments and ephemera, within her present body of work, turn of the century plate glass negatives are a stage for her to interweave meaning. Liberation is unleashed onto austere imagery from a bygone time, by being laced with a recipe of spirituality, poetry, mythology and mysticism. With zoomorphic tropes, the work resolves as a journey of exploration into the innate connection between animal and human. The gaze of our ancestors is merged with the dignified and mindful gaze of majestic animals, releasing a theatre of seduction and infinite fantasy. Though further still, there resides an unsettling duality reminding us of the transience and fragility of our own life and dreams.
In a process of mapping and layered meaning, Eldridge makes reference to myriad literary and philosophical sources, including Jungian psychoanalytics; the Prophecy of Merlin; the writings of the Spanish Counter Reformation mystic, St. John of the Cross; as well as the poetry of William Blake, Emily Dickinson, T.S. Elliot, Rainer Maria Rilke, and the Thirteenth-Century Persian poet, Rumi. Eldridge uses these literary influences as a starting point to consider the primacy of emotion and the power of the imagination in establishing a heightened state of being.
For further details about the artist and to view other works from the collection, click here for the artist's page.