Daring to Be Bold

by Kiernan Antares

#16P-013-97

36″ x48″

Acrylic

on Gallery Wood Panel

Artwork Statement

Inspired by the promise of spring where the garden of nature, life and the heat of the rising sun commits to make us alive again and fills us with the power of resurgence. Our soul, our heart, and our spirit longs for us to plant our seeds and our roots to be nourished by the deep waters and the organic toil of our burgeoning truth. They beg for us to find our courage, emancipate ourselves from the shackles of repression, grab onto that which inflames the breathing fire of our genuiness, and burst forth in the light of day with all that we are—in our powerful shining gloriousness.

Daring to Be Bold—departing from polished perfection, this piece is thick with layers and a bold extravaganza of colour. It speaks of releasing oppression and suppression and emerging with a zest for living and freedom. It’s a dazzling garden of the inner and outer self, open and inviting what dreams may come.

We are not meant to lie dormant and withering from our pain and suffering. We are meant to rise above again and again and again, and embrace everything that we endured as nourishment to make us richer, or lighter, or softer, or deeper, or bolder—whatever our true expression proclaims.

“For within your flesh, deep within the center of your being, is the undaunted, waiting, longing, all-knowing. Is the ready, able, perfect. Within you, waiting its turn to emerge, piece by piece, with the dawn of every former test of trial and blackness, is the next unfolding, the great unfurling of wings, the re-forged backbone of a true Child of Light.”

~ Jennifer DeLucy, Author, Editor and Musician