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A Special Auction for the Terrence Higgins Trust
Hope (2021, Readymade) Alix de Bretagne

A Special Auction for the Terrence Higgins Trust

I am delighted to announce my participation in the Terrence Higgins Trust Live Auction, part of The Auction Collective. I am auctioning a readymade entitled "Hope" (2021). This readymade is incredibly touching, to say the least. It is my reflection on the struggles of people affected by the HIV global pandemic. Anything I would have to say about the pandemic or about the struggle would be futile - I cannot fathom the implications of this deadly virus, the impact it has had over the decades and more importantly, all the great talent we have lost to it. In my contemplation…

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1447 1921 Alix de Bretagne

THE POWER OF “NO”

Depression feels and acts differently for all of us. Alas, we are all too familiar with the numbness it brings. One important lesson I’ve learned is saying “no” to the things I don’t want in my life and to the things I don’t want to do. I think it is the cornerstone of healing from depression because we have to make time in our lives for the things we need in order to recover. One thing I love is listening to people with shared experiences. In that spirit, allow me to introduce you to “Say No To Say Yes: Dr.…

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DEBATE: The Scale (The Stuff Of Nightmares, Readymade, 2019)
The Stuff Of Nightmares - The Scale

DEBATE: The Scale (The Stuff Of Nightmares, Readymade, 2019)

Many of us struggle with our weight and the way we perceive it - I sure do. I was trying to imagine a way in which I could express the way that I feel about it and I created this piece entitled "The Scale". Looking at the piece, I begin to think the way I view my body is wrong. But why then do I do it?   I want to reach out to people and see what they feel when they see this:

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Art Review – Sid Burnard
Art Review - Sid Burnard

Art Review – Sid Burnard

“Not what I’ve done but what the sea has done” is what he states almost as a core belief, although he doesn’t confess to it directly. The artist Sid Burnard perpetuates a tradition that has fascinated humanity for millennia: the collection of driftwood (mainly) and the act of bringing it back to life through sculpture. In the most philosophical way, the artist here is a vessel for artistic expression, the meaning of life discovering itself in the truest sense of eastern philosophy. Burnard is quite equivocally the son of conceptual art and of deep imagination that comes to life through…

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The biggest gift you can give to the world is yourself. And since you don’t really know who or what you are, you’re suddenly enabled to discover yourself as the world discovers you.

The biggest gift you can give to the world is yourself. And since you don’t really know who or what you are, you’re suddenly enabled to discover yourself as the world discovers you.

150 150 Alix de Bretagne