Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Something Was happening

Format: 594*420mm
Medium: Hand made ink, graphite and house hold emulsion.
This piece I will most probably re-work as the emphasis is not on the burnt turkey but on the typical English country kitchen. The composition leaves a bland taste in the mouth. My reading of the poem is that Ted Hughes' was writing a goodbye love letter to Sylvia Plath. His unbearable chauvinism and old fashioned nature could be the reason why she killed herself. Although not easy to see from the painting, I wanted to have Sylvia's hand writing scratched into the dead, burnt turkey. A small portrait of the poet is on the plates on the right.

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