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Check out my latest publication on online art magazine ‘The Painter’s Tongue’

My large scale painting ‘The Dream’:

http://mtmcclanahan.com/ThePaintersTongue/speaking-on-art-may-2014/#dream

 The Dream
The Dream
124.6 x 124.6cm
Mixed media
A winged being pursues her angelic flight though various spaces and incoherent
perspectives. Free from gravity and unbound from matter, this ethereal being
hovers through turbulent waters, furnaces and tunnel-like spaces. All four
elements are present in this composition: fire, water, earth and ether. This painting is symbolic of the
human experience, navigating through life, discerning through an array of
information, beliefs and identities, searching for patterns in chaos.
Artist and psychologist Sonia Ben Achoura translates her academic explorations of mind
and body into a powerful visual language. Artwork that conveys psychological concepts
and phenomena through her paintings, hence adding a scientific dimension to her art project.
Both historic and cutting-edge research findings are conceptualised in her creations,
covering a broad range of interests including meditation, dreams, human interaction
with technology, consciousness, well-being and evolution.

 

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The Emergence of Sound

The Emergence of Sound

Oil on Canvas

₤950

Reality is constructed upon vibrational sound.
This painting depicts my incursion back in time, when all was silent.
The first sound then occurred,  followed by many others on an
increasingly broader scale. Proportionally, atomic particles arranged
themselves in novel configurations, in time giving rise to matter, and
later to the first life forms. Hence sound emerged, like a seed of sound,
a seed of life.

Music holds a hugely important role in human culture and presents itself
in multitude of forms and expressions. It is a universal phenomenon
humans invest large amounts of time, dedication, and resources on
musical activities. The importance of music to the brain is now being
investigated at some universities as a new discipline named ‘music psychology’.
Music being an aspect of culture, its study is expected to yield insights into
human nature, values and identity, human evolution, and expansion of
consciousness.

©SoniaBenAchoura