Courtney Dreaming Through the Orion Nebula


Billy Shannon

Acrylic on canvas
153 x 122cm


The sleep of highly active people fascinates me.. This painting of the contemporary dancer, Courtney Scheu, explores her feelings of sleep being like a heavy bottomed cloud. Courtney is an extremely active person, with a sharp mind and is highly inventive in her art. In this painting I’m looking at the spiritual shift that creates art. Each act of creation is a deep emotional and spiritual quickening, so I coupled Courtney with the Orion Nebula due to it’s reputation as the ‘birthplace of stars’, birthplace of ideas, spirit and creative thought.

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