Flesh of the World - Sample of works 2016-18

Works on paper.
Soft pastel and watercolour.
Paintings and drawings of the fleshy nature of the body and the natural world. Connections are made between Baroque paintings especially the work of Rubens, and natural objects such as tree barks, moss and mushrooms growing on trees.
The particular paintings by Rubens attracted me because of their relation to flesh.
Flesh becomes a metaphor for spirit.
In later works the body and nature intertwine in a dance of connection and fragmentation.


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 The Fall 2016. Soft pastel 87x125cm     
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 Inferno, 2017 87.5x125 cm     
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 Resurrection2017 Pastel87x125     
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 Unknown pleasures,2016 Pastel70x100     
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 Coming in waves, 2017 pastel 1x1.5m     
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 Bunch, 2018 Watercolour, 24x30 cm     
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 Hide and seek, 2017 35x50cm