Sometimes artwork is disappointing and I threw this one away! But I like the idea and the title and one day will get round to using them again.
Not this time – I walk away, head held high.
Wow! I have been shortlisted for NOA 2017. The second round is later but in the meantime there is the World Art Vote. You can vote for my picture from here.
If you would like to see other shortlisted work, go to this page. You can of course vote for several artists… but please do vote for me!
If I have asked you already elsewhere, sorry!
I love this gloomy piece which evolved under my eyes. My visual memory was jerked by the beginnings of the hunched up figure and I found the image I recalled in a book about Gauguin (hero!) with a photo of a Peruvian mummy. I have always loved the poem by Stevie Smith – hence the title.
Maybe all the horrifying stories of drownings in the Mediterranean influenced me as well. We can never know all the subconscious themes.
Image 10×8 inches (25.5×20 cm).
The things in my imagined landscapes come from patterns and designs that I ‘find’ as the painting grows. I heard of the Tower of Fools at an exhibition at the Wellcome Foundation a while ago. Image approx. 10×8 inches (25.5×20 cm).
Picture recently framed for upcoming summer exhibition at a local gallery. Image 8 x 10 inches (20×25 cm).