Description Surreal & expressionist digital painting illustration by Leah McNeir 2013.An emaciated woman with ribs exposed clutching at her source of inner eternal light - her heart, her breath, her life force, her soul. This faintly reveals a stigmata keyhole in her hand. Her eyes reflect light that appears like 11. Her ear is adorned by a dangling earring of 3 planets and the sun. In the background, a lighthouse stands un-lit while the lighthouse keeper holds up a dim lantern to the dark stormy night. The waning moon lights the waves of a tumultuous ocean sea. A dark night of the soul. Darkness and light. Sea and sky. Inner light. Guiding lights. Exposed and grounded in self. Cathartic art.'She had sadness in her eyes, but that's what made her beautiful, so touchable, real, rather than that plastic coat of 'beauty' that keeps everyone far away from one another. She had so many broken pieces to her heart but that's how the light danced with kaleidoscopic transcendence on her rib's canvas. In her cracks the light serenaded as though reunited with a long lost love. Her shoulders were worn from all the storms she carried but they were also brave and able. Carrying her tragedies with grace had cut into her curves of softness and strength in all the right places. She was now like ocean. Cradled in galaxies. Her feet were scarred and sore. But at least she was now walking her own way and making up her own path. They were proof she had stood up instead of hidden away, she had climbed on instead of turning back. She had stopped following.' - S.C Lourie ( ButterfliesandPebbles - https://www.facebook.com/sc.louriesbutterfliesandpebbles // https://instagram.com/butterfliesandpebbles ) I saw this quote many months after creating this piece and thought it to be such a strikingly perfect accompanying message for this artwork's visuals and the feelings that produced it. Quote used with permission.
Leah McNeir Member Since January 2009 Artist Statement I’m a painter, illustrator, designer & fractal artist. I create visionary, psychedelic, fantasy, abstract and mystical art for the Inspired, the Initiated, the Seekers, the Dreamers, the Awakened & children of the new æon. Currently, my mediums of choice are acrylic paint on canvas, digital fractal flames, digital paintings and design. Nature, mysticism and symbolism are common focuses in my work.