Borrowing from my previous post, “In Pursuit of Hallowed Ground”, the section below illuminates how music serves as inspiration during my art-making process.
I listened to the albums Lungs and Ceremonials repeatedly while painting “In Pursuit of Hallowed Ground.” The music of Florence + The Machine impresses a seductive fatalism on the psyche, transporting you to a primordial place of carnality, rapture, vengeance, and struggle. There is a dark, epochal quality to the music that envelops you, and entices you to join in. You feel awakened into a trance-like state that beckons you to abandon all control in favor of satisfying your primal, even savage, desires. Most vitally, the music grants you the opportunity to let go, to release the “demons” inside you.