Monday, 2 July 2012

Something blue...

UNTITLED (in progress) | Oil on Panel | June 2012

This is a painting in progress at the moment.  The image is taken from the Internet via google images, which I then further cropped to create a closeness and a sense of claustrophobia in the situation; an intenseness of the event from both child and soldier - I can only imagine the stress and pressure from these men and women who are over there fighting.  My current practice revolves around how we interpret the world around us through the various media that connects us to others and how images we take and the stories we share contribute to our negotiation of reality.  I am the outsider looking in...

  The image above is experimenting with painting and newspapers and how they work together.  The interplay between the two medias and their perceived connections; 'Panorama: Corporate greed protesters...'  This brings to mind the protests against conflict in the Middle East; the financial crisis and the protests from the suits and bankers who cry wolf if they do not get bailouts; protesting against restriction and a Government who appears to give in to corporate pressure; and awarding contracts to the financiers of war and the Military Industrial Complex and the realisations about how our reality is constructed; our acquiessence to the situation.