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Painting inspired by Michelangelo's 'The Creation of Adam' (1508-1512) on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. In his painting God’s hand does not touch Adam, yet Adam is already alive as if the spark of life is being transmitted across the empty space between their fingers. In my painting the same metaphor works in reverse whereby the creator of man, hence man himself wreaks destruction upon everything he makes contact with, in this case the worlds coral.
I chose marine coral as i have had a close affinity with these complex living creatures for many years, propagating my own coral enabled me to gain a close insight into its complex nature and myriad forms and served as a vehicle by which i educated myself in many aspects of the marine environment.

Work consisted of Oil Paint and pastel on canvas over wood frame.

Materials used:

Oil and Pastel on canvas


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The Creation of Destruction (Climate change, Portraits From The Precipice). (2019)

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