“Words and images come from the same place”. Ben Okri
Louisa experiences a close relationship between her paintings and poems. She creates them simultaneously, with the images and words expressing the various tones, textures, and shades of being present to the world and true to herself in an integral landscape. Her work embodies the acceptance of agitation and playfulness, facilitating the integration of the artwork into the universe in motion.
She writes in her journal:
Word webs and images are symbols that capture the essence of the transition. An image can evoke emotions, while language helps to bring the direct experience to consciousness.
The mysterious fusion of image and word leads to the mingling and colliding of mind, soul, and spirit. This is when a sudden change occurs – a slight shift in perspective can transform everything.
Through creativity, we combat life’s final disillusionment, time’s inexorable weight and the terror and anguish of darkness through the transcendence music – we dance, dream and sing.– Louisa Punt-Fouche
Louisa’s artwork has been showcased in 24 solo and numerous group exhibitions over the last 25 years. Feeling a deep connection with nature, she draws inspiration from the sound of the wind, the croaking of frogs, the chirping of birds, the ever-changing mountain, and the light from the sun, moon, and stars. She creates tranquil spaces that allow her to become the drawings, metaphors, symbols, and images she has experienced.
Through art and poetry, the future is already thinking us into being. – Louisa Punt-Fouche
Her passion for the natural world strongly influences how she depicts the mystical and symbolic evolution of humanity’s spiritual journey, drawing inspiration from the works of Gustav Jung and others. The sages that have informed her writing, poetry, musings, stories, and art are Sri Aurobindo, Ramana Maharshi, Carl Gustav Jung, Siddhartha (primarily through the wisdom embodied by Lama Anagarika Govinda and Robert Thurman), Jean Gebser, John Vervaeke, Aldous Huxley, and many more – and of course, the Mountain.
Louisa writes, “The wisdom of the sage is the air that rushes through the wings of poetic intuition as it bears itself to a great vantage to observe the play of the shadow and the light dancing on earth”. – Louisa Punt-Fouche
She employs various artistic techniques, including pen and ink drawings on rice paper, line and aquatint etchings, monotypes, collages, pastels, mixed media, conceptual art, photography, and environmental installations. She is also a jewellery maker who registered her designer label in the 1990s. (See e-book on jewellery)