Thursday, 13 September 2012

The Risen

Format: 841*594mm
Medium: Hand made ink, bleach, colour pencils and collage.
The idea behind this piece was to reflect the story of Icarus and the sun. The use of collage (which is not widely used in my work) was to mirror the soft hand rendered lines against the crisp planes of the diamond collage. Ted Hughes' was comparing the sharpness of the hawks vision with a diamond, which is why I used collage for both the eye and the ground, as a way of connecting the two elements.
  Using an airbrush was a way to blend the background using soft translucent layers of colour, as to make the sun, rich, dense, soft and yet powerful.

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