This art piece is part of a new series of charcoal/mixed media works I've created to explore and celebrate the raw exposure in living without emotional restriction. I create using charcoal as this dead and dark matter can be transformed into emotive gestures and hightened contrasts to express my feelings and philosophies on life- breaking free from emotional and physical hinges. I base my charcoal works off people who pose for me or share their images/stories, then add a sense of movement or looseness through the smudging of the soft dark charcoal lines on the vibrant white A2 paper (110gsm). The bull skull represents the close connection to all living forms through existential philosophies.
These art pieces are focused on my interests in the philosophies behind 'existentialism'. I am fascinated in the small degree of separation between humans and other living forms and the notion of death motivating all living purposes. I aim to inspire the acceptance of nudity through feminine shapes and elaborate shadowing. Our skin tells the story of our journey in life and should be celebrated.
Charcoal and pencil on A2 110gsm paper- not framed