Lisa Falk

Gnothi Seauton! 'Apollo's Golden Lyre', & 'The Citrinous Quintessence' (Bluestone Rock Oracle 1), 2006

coloured pencil on paper

72 x 30cm

From the artist

As I drew out the ethereal breath of wind, it stirred the sacred cirrus ibis and the aerial wings of the dove into motion. The pneuma blew across the waters of the psyche to reveal the logos, the golden lapis, and the pith of the yellow citrinous quintessence within this drawing. These treasures provided clarity, shelter from the storm, healing, and self-knowledge. 'Gnothi Seauton' means 'Know Thyself'. These words were carved into the stone lintel of Apollo's oracular temple at Delphi.

Artist background

Born 1960. Moved from King Island to the Tasmanian mainland in 1991. Lives in Huonville, Tasmania. Exhibiting since late 1980s. Winner Glover Prize People's Choice 2011, 2008 & 2006.