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- Artist Bio
Cacti with Shadows, Musee de la Palmeraie, Morocco
(Please note that in situ images are purely an indication of how a piece may look).
It’s very difficult to classify the style of this piece. I have categorized it as abstract because of the composition which is all about the effect of light creating strong shadows, although the particular subjects are cacti which are styluses but nevertheless representational. If my work is about anything it’s a response to the subject matter which is generally the natural world. This is one of a series of pieces I made after a trip to Morocco. I’ve used a red ochre ground for this painting to give the impression of the sun baked earth. The walls of this cactus garden are also formed of the same. Great fun making these pieces – especially adding the prickles, but super-fiddly! There is a companion piece to this – even pricklier – ‘Cactus Madness’. Although not a diptych, these two pieces would make an excellent pair in a single room.
Size: H:95 cm x W:95 cm