Flesh of the World - Sample of works 2016-18

Works on paper, soft pastel and watercolour.
Paintings and drawings exploring the quality of flesh, as a common quality of the human body and the natural world. Connections are made between the human body and natural forms.
In later works the body and nature intertwine and painting becomes a ritual of connection, to overcome the separation of self and world imposed by the dualistic philosophy of our culture.

Working on these paintings I looked to Baroque painting and especially the work of Caravaggio and Rubens,where space and flesh create a continuum. In some cases there have been reinterpretations of specific paintings.

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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