Wednesday, 12 September 2012

His Legs Ran About

Format: 594*420mm
Medium: Hand made inks and bleach
This is a love poem, so rather than using swans as my figures I decided to use Western Grebes, a less know, but truly marvellous natural phenomenon in the field of monogamy. These birds are partners for life and to express their love will quite literally run on water, mirroring each other's neck movements. Ted Hughes' poem has a lot of mirroring phrases as do my Western Grebes. 
  If you were to look at the painting on it's side you will see a bird's foot imprint. Another subtle addition to enrich the symbolism that is so dense in the poems. 

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