Wednesday, 3 September 2014

The devil is in the detail

My last blog post was my two recent large drawings. Now I have a few small works to show.
I'm currently in the process of creating a A4 booklet of my small narrative works and limited edtion prints.
They are very much in tune with the larger pieces however I believe because of their scale and detail, they possess a more menacing, darker quality with stark interiors and waif like girls. I feel the work is more pure and intimate due to its scale.

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Small stories

It's been a while since I last posted but I have been busy, creating large and small pieces.
I've also been creating a lot of images from my imagination, using no visual references. Working in this was allows me far more freedom and the images seem to have a more ethereal quality to them which is exactly what I am aiming for.

Ella, is a large drawing, roughly based on one of my images from the Seekers, 2013 series.
The female character is small, almost dwarf like with a fragile frame, possessing a menacing gaze.
I wanted to play with the idea that Ella is in a middle moment, leaving the interpretation up the viewer. Is she waiting or guarding the entrance to what lies beyond the door or is she ready for what ever comes out ?

Another recent large piece is Honeycomb. I began with a strong image of a woman looking out of a window with her eyes and upper head covered from a sheer white curtain. Slowly, the rest of the space grew and took form, like a honeycomb, becoming a rich ornate interior where my character prefers the comfort of staying in and looking out. The white curtain shields her eyes and the outside world becomes a blurred and softer place to view.

Honeycomb, 85 x 95 cm