Artist's description:

Litho, in black and overdrawn with scarlet metallic enamel paint.

This is a development from the "Feather Eye Fossil" and "Damsel Fly" (see work in progress for a photo of the Lilith Plate) prints that itself is a part of the Feathered Winged Manta Ray series that started with the "October Ray" and "November Ray". The figure is nude and dancing - somehow it reminds me of Carnival Time in Trinidad that I cannot remember even though I was briefly there when I was very young and my mother was a Carnival Queen.

There's lots of "transitioning" going on these days with pseudo-oestrogens in the water from plastics degrading etc. and sexuality is a part of it, and so, here is a final offshoot from the original Manta Rays that started these metamorphoses.

There is also another aspect to the metamorphosis: this print actually failed in the process and - like "Feather Eye Fossil" started to 'fill in' and so the blotchy black areas are indicative of that filling in. That is obviously frustrating but the image itself 'worked' and so I decided to overpaint the figure with scarlet enamel paint so as to save the image and somehow it's ended up being even more feminine - a bit 'nail varnishy'. And it works I think. Sometimes a process can lead you places you didn't plan to go to, and that is why processes are so fascinating - they can educate you even when you fail to get them right.

Materials used:

Litho ink and metallic enamel paint

Feather Eye Woman (2017)


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This artwork is sold by Mark Eason from United Kingdom

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