New art, black and white and it was phase one. Now it's just old art in 2018
If you could stay young forever would you become a vampire?
I started looking at Man Rays work from the 20's a brilliant creative and brave photographer. It inspired me to do this picture in a simple form in acrylics. The idea of how obsessed we all are now with looks and the lengths that women and now more men will go to to achieve youth and beauty. With the onset of programmes such as Extreme Makeover and utter pain and degradation that contestants go through to be beautiful. In most cases they do look better and indeed beautiful but in a very plastic way. When no matter what people say we can improve ourselves but just now and again if you improve yourself inside and become a better person that beauty shows through too. Becoming spiritual or just smiling at an OAP who's not had any contact for days with another human being lonely at a bus stop. Be beautiful in every way you can. So if you could bite a neck and become a vampire if it meant eternal youth and beauty would you even if it meant being perhaps evil and giving up your soul?? Answers on a postcard.......
The Purple Vampire is SOLD and was acrylic on an A3 canvas
Clock work Model 1st stage.
It's now finished and is on my Twitter page. She is far more of a cyborg in the finished picture and this is a sort of tribute to Philip K. Dick's Do androids dream of electric sheep?
This is about the falseness of some beauty with silicone breasts. This woman has gone so far in a fantasy to make herself clockwork. This represents the mutilation of the body and the fact that you can be controlled by clockwork. She has a winding facility on both breasts, a key on one so you can wind her up and control her. When you remove bits of her you can see the original woman is gone she is in fact souless. Her eyes are black and dead as there is nothing of any beauty still there. The black and white is to represent the bleakness plus I've been painting in black and white and slowly introducing colour this is a private thing related to the grief of losing my sister Christine.
This is the breast with a wind up key to represent a form of control that getting breast implants can sometimes mean for a woman.
This is a clock work bird just placed in the background as part of the whole picture, I was reminded of Blade Runner (Do andriods dream of electric sheep?) and the clockwork toys that were in the mad genius's room who had created the andriods/cyborgs.
Baroque, the bliss, the beauty the best....
This is to represent natural beauty of women when they were far more accepting of themselves and since time began have done things to enhance glamour wearing uncomfortable bodices to poisoning themselves with make up with arsenic in! However the growing Baroque movement seems to be counteracting some of our needs to enhance ourselves with mutilation, the bigger woman is celebrated, the curvaceous, made up luscious woman instead of a stick insect without a personality. We know that by just bleaching our hair and making ourselves hairless, made up and covered with cream is hard enough work ladies, without having to be filled with chemicals and cut to pieces. Just thoughts behind some paintings not to be taken too seriously but an interesting topic to debate. Good Lord this is old. It's about twelve years out of date now. Never mind it was just to give you and idea about the vast variation that one artist can have. Nothing has to be uniform or boring. Young artists of the world unite and go and show the naysayers just how good you are. God bless.