My paintings emerge from a place where contradictions are allowed, paradox reigns and reason is abandoned. My search is for the inherent radiance in all things… the extraordinary in the ordinary.
As the process of painting parallels the movement of psyche, it helps me to understand the world as a deeper reality. The rich soul experiences of my life become tangible.
Each painting is a small acknowledgment of the inner life that can perhaps reveal its own share of soul, and that share of soul may connect to someone else’s share of soul. Then perhaps beauty may be granted.
From the glimpse of the card of Alexandra Eldridge’s newest exhibition it appears her work has exploded in imagination and beauty yet again. Really wonderful! If I ever can I will be lining up with the crowd to ask for more pieces of her beautiful soul to come live in my house, among my children – to urge them in some way to become more like the being that crafts them, to be inspired… in the center of the eye or in its corner. There are two tides, one of light and another of muffling, suffocating… absence. Alexandra is clearly in the light.
-William Hurt, Actor