The Writer Oil on Canvas 20x20 cm 2014

Artist Statement :


I have always been fascinated by Archaic art-forms, fables , folk tales & myths of origin.

The deeply mysterious,wonderful and strange visionscapes of human mythopoetic imagination are revealed in different ways from culture to culture.


The continuously shifting vision of what it is to be human,and how we represent our experiences,fires my passion and need to paint and make music.


This visionary realm that we call art is a transfiguration of reality,its often specific to a culture and at other times crosses over from people to people,from time to time.


To those who have forgotten, I would like to say that the visionary realm, has much to show us concerning where we have come from and who we are, as a species ,biologically, culturally and spiritually.


To be a painter and Musician is to be practically involved with the materials and methods of the creative process,out of this raw stuff, we create metaphorical worlds of imagination.


Such worlds connect our everyday lives with vaster encompassing mythic narratives


Here themes that seem ancient and themes that seem contemporary are forever together at play.


Phil Bird 2015

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