'Fabulous mixed-media image of a head and armless torso on a plinth in a natural setting. References can be linked to Greek culture, democracy, identity, voice, society, repression and oppression. Others may sense a wit or liberal unity which may be interpreted as much by what is missing as what is evident. A dreamy setting sits behind the vivid figurative focal point and both are constructed from a swashbuckling array of marks flourishing throughout the painting. This mark-making intervenes in a plethora of directions as some sections of the image survive solely on a thin wash or loose wavy line and others with intense layering.
A beautiful painting.'
colour pencil, tempera, graphite.