Life’s a Boomerang

My most recent painting and the first one of 2013.  What Goes Around, Comes Back Around  Acrylic on canvas, 90 x 190 cm (35.4 x 74.8 in.) Few people stop to think of the full meaning behind this Universal Law. As for me, it’s a core foundation of my philosophy, translating into:

…The love you give, is reciprocated.
…The hate you spit out, slashes back.
…The kindness you extend, caresses you in return.
…The negativity you live by, reflects in your life.
…The faith we live by, blesses us beyond our wildest expectations.
…The fear we cling to, imprisons us deeper.
…When we cheat, life cheats us.
…When we extend a helping hand, someone is always there when we need it.
…When we destroy, we are crushed.
…When we construct, we are built up.
…When we love, we are loved.


YOUR LIFE_1_WEB_David-AlexandersRecently, a kind stranger on Google+ wrote this comment about the last painting titled: Your Life Is Your Message To The World, Make Sure It’s Inspiring

“The vibrant cascading colours combined with the precision of bold, fluid brush-stroke movements lead to a universal puzzle of life. A sense of inspiration is provoked by the above mentioned factors which explore the meaning of life and the inner beauty of the soul. The viewer is jolted to respond by the dynamic impact of Nature’s true beauty of conjured images created by this high calibre piece of art which possesses provocative qualities, visionary, conceptual, integrity and a unique style. Spectacular and provocative themes. Plus your interesting comment. Wish I could see the real painting of sheer delight!! Impressive.” Andrew Smith, Cape Town, South Africa


Yin-Yang_David-AlexandersSide by side, the last two paintings show an unintended sequence one from the other, a balancing act or yin-yang if you will, portraying how polar opposites or seemingly contrary forces are indeed complementary, interconnected and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other in turn in relation to each other.

Your Story

David AlexandersRecognize that whether you are worthy or not is all a “made-up story”. Again, nothing has meaning except for the meaning we give it. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never heard of anybody who went through the “stamping” lineup at birth. Can you imagine God stamping each person’s forehead as he or she came through? “Worthy … unworthy … worthy, worthy … unworthy. Yuck … definitely unworthy.” Sorry, I don’t think it works that way. There’s no one who comes around and stamps you “worthy” or “unworthy”. You do that. You make it up. You decide it. You and you alone determine if you’re going to be worthy. It’s simply your perspective. If you say you’re worthy, you are. If you say you’re not worthy, you’re not. Either way you will live into your story.
(Excerpt from ‘Secrets of the Millionaire Mind’ by T. Harv Eker)

What Are You Looking At?

What Are You Looking At?: 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye
Move over Gombrich – there’s a new art book in town! For sceptics, art lovers, and the millions of us who visit art galleries every year – and are confused – What Are You Looking At? by BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz is a wonderfully lively, accessible and enlightening history of Modern Art, from Impressionism to the present day. Will Gompertz is the BBC Arts Editor and probably the world’s first art history stand-up comedian. He was a Director at the Tate Gallery for 7 years. He has a particular interest in modern art and has written about the arts for The Times and the Guardian for over 20 years. In 2009, he wrote and performed a sell-out one-man comedy show about modern art at the Edinburgh Festival. He was recently voted one of the world’s top 50 creative thinkers by New York’s Creativity Magazine. Read article by John Wilwol

Feu d’artifice

38 different colours, over 5,000 brushstrokes and just over two weeks of work, this painting, a feu d’artifice, is now finished and awaiting its final title.

The Art of the Sale

London, September 2008: Oliver Barker of Sotheby’s calls for final bids during Damien Hirst’s ground-breaking “direct to the public” auction ‘Beautiful Inside My Head Forever’, which reaped $200 million in sales. Art has now become accepted as the very pinnacle of asset-class investment, fuelling a modern art boom that continues to buck recessionary trends. For the world’s wealthiest people, art — and modern art in particular — is now accepted as the pinnacle of asset-class investment, as well as being an object of desire and a symbol of social status — all of which insulate the top of the art market, those rarefied heights at which Sotheby’s and Christie’s operate, from the travails of the rest of the global economy. Excerpt from article by Stuart Husband, Saturday, August 25th, 2012.