This painting brings together themes of mortality, isolation, longing, melancholy and loss and sits somewhere in between the physical constraints of reality and the anarchic realm of the subconscious.
I wanted this series of paintings to be full of symbolism and mystery.It was my aim to create a poetic and deceptively simple imagery that allows for the viewer to go as deep as they need to.
I have used gothic motifs, fairy tales and archaic tropes to explore the themes of this series;to blur the lines between what is considered the ‘make believe’ and what we believe. Together with the monochrome pallet, these could serve to evoke a nostalgia for another time / or the possibility of ‘no time’
I approached this series during a period of unexplained melancholy, perhaps brought on by the futility and tragedy of current world events. But I wanted to approach the artwork with the tranquillity that comes from walking through a cemetery.