A Twist of Fate
Still Life – Acrylic on Canvas
(0.5m x 0.6m)
On a red table sits a shape that is both abstract and organic. Constructed of paper the form is twisted and contorted to suggest a tail, while supported on a single limb a gaping mouth stretches up from a ridged spine. Or not. The abstract feeling is further intensified by the deep reds and greens reflected in the twisted shape.
As with other pieces in this series such as “Artefact” this piece came from exploring the contrast between solidity and delicacy, between the permeant and the temporary, and from manipulating the materials until I discovered a form that combined a balance between poetry and intrigue.
For me this image calls to mind ancient stories told around a campfire of creatures born from fire and flame. A chimera that twists and contorts, never settles and is therefore open to interpretation.
The challenge in this painting was to capture the abstract nature. Keeping the realism of my style while maintaining the sense of movement and change.
I hope that you enjoy this unusual work. I enjoyed painting it and hope that it connects with you.
This painting is available to buy either unframed for £750
or framed for £1100
This artwork is sold and shipped to you directly, and will be carefully packaged with protection in a cardboard box. Artworks are dispatched within 5 working days from the UK.
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