May 2011

By: Sacha Lees  05-Apr-2012

‘Downside up’ is a grand artwork embodying the concept of slipping into the unknown as if the rug has been pulled from under your feet – so to speak.

I chose to create this artwork in a large scale format to help the viewer get the sense of falling.

The symbolic butterflies flit around the woman giving the sensation of movement and air.

The artwork is painted in oils.

I have also used a pearl essence effect in the butterfly wings that transforms in the light.


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Jan 2011

I have also included to the lower left of the artwork, a representation or the wormwood plant that is one of the main components in the liquor. The direction I chose to go forward with was a fictional type of advertising poster for the Absinthe product called ‘Liquid Alchemy’. I chose the name for this imaginary product from Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ch.


Nov 2010

This painting was required in a very short timeline and I found myself rushing out south to capture some early morning action. Oil painting commission of the Klondyke area downstream of the Rangitata river gorge within the Canterbury region. Klondyke' - Oil on canvas.