Logos – Hamish
Acrylic on canvas
168 x 122cm
This work is one of the first of the Sleep series to not involve physical performers. Hamish Alcorn owns a landmark Brisbane bookstore and considers himself a servant of λόγος, Logos. He is painted here dreaming amongst the stars above him when he was born and at the same time above the eastern coast of Australia where he has always lived.
The three stars across Hamish’s ribs are from Orion’s Belt. At his hip is the Orion nebula, considered the birthplace of stars. Issuing out in waves from there, and across the coast of Australia is the energetic blast of the creative logic and ‘the word’ is the star of Orion’s arrow, emerging from Hamish’s lips.