Size: 40"W x 47.2"H x 1.4"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
Part of a new series I'm currently working on entitled 'The Vermin are Revolting!'. In this piece and in the series generally, I explore how modern humanity categories and labels some aspects of the natural world as 'undesirable' and how human life now so often centres around the sanitation and manicuring of nature. Nature is only seen as 'valuable' to us if it provides a service or generates wealth. Thus large swathes of life are destroyed as they are either considered a 'nuisance' or is seen as having no value. Yet nature still finds a way, no matter how much we try to paper over the cracks. In this piece, the fox - labelled as a cunning and merciless killer, an urban pest or a plaything of the elite classes, rises up and fights back.
This work is painted on a gallery wrapped canvas and may be hung unframed.
I am a contemporary acrylic artist who lives and works in rural Devon. My work focuses predominately on the human form and how the mind and body are affected when immersed in water. This is mirrored by the way light is refracted and reflected, distorting and enhancing colour and shape. I try to capture the way entering the water enables the swimmer to enter an altered state of mind; a form of escapism from the real world.