I contain multitudes is a symbolic colour piece created to represent the complexity of humans. An individual we are all made up of many layers, facets and personalities. This painting aims to capture the same in its colours and cells, which when viewed closely resemble the layered patterns of our own beings. “I contain multitudes” portrays the journey of each individual and the many possibilities. Each person contains experiences, knowledge, emotions and potential which influence our decisions and actions. Every person is unique – it is important to understand what makes us as individuals different and embrace our differences.
The title is inspired by Walt Whitman’s poem; Song Of Myself 51 which goes
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
The artwork is 40cm diameter, iridescent acrylics and double coated with resin.