Monster III Figurative Painting Print
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Framed print 64cm x 27cm
This figure has a pose similar to Rodin’s ‘Thinker’ and has a similar sculptural feel.The head is solid and heavy inspired a lot by Picasso drawings seen in Paris a year before this was made. Although not floating the figure is searching for footing- for a grounding. It is really a post-pain attack come down.
After brain surgery on a spinal condition as a young adult I started making figurative pictures. They were slightly tortured figures using a combination of the imagery I saw in my MRI scans and just expressing how I felt.
I had a long time of struggle. The pain in my arm stopped me painting so I made some work with my cat Larry instead.
It taught me that there was more to life then putting myself in a mental and physical prison.
I went further with my need to explore media with performance in a giant badger outfit. Starring in upstaged talent show on BBC3 and touring throughout England, Edinburgh and Berlin. The badger symbolises for me survival and my grandfather gave me a taxidermy badger as a child- I still have it now.
I have photographs of these adventures.Some prints available of figurative paintings. And some original work from Larry the cat artist.