This design was drawn from a collage made from cutouts from an old Sotheby’s photography auction catalogue. The theme of the work was the naivety of dreams and disillusionment. The magician’s hands at the top of the picture twist a rubix cube of ideas that filter through a series of rings into the mind of the figure within the rock below. The title of the piece came from the mineral Pyrite (also known as Fool’s Gold) whose appearance is deceptive.
DESERT OF DESPAIR
Etching with Aquatint, 2012
I have always been fascinated with how elements can be fused together from different sources to tell a completely different narrative. This piece features a statue from a garden in Paris, a drawing from a photograph of the Arizona desert, and a strange writhing pottery figure. The figure is lost wandering in this unknown landscape, trapped by the beast, not knowing where to turn. The fast moving clouds in the sky are allegorical, suggesting life quickly passing us by.
SHORES OF THE MORTAL
Lithograph with Silkscreen, 2012
Shores of the Mortal was made as part of the ‘Immortality’ series, based on Milan Kundera’s novel. The waving figure is suspended between the two worlds, that of the mortal and of becoming immortal. The book talks about fame, and what it takes for someone to become an immortal figure.
Stone Lithograph, 2012
‘Wild Upheaval’ also part of the Immortality series, describes a scene between a couple when their life is upturned. Drawn from an original collage, the female attackers are ambushing the male form below. The arrows are based on Chinese Kite designs, thrown by mechanical robotic arms, with snail shell chests.