Feathers, Skin and Scales
Honours Show, Newcastle Art Space 2009
This body of work was developed for my Honours project, and was inspired by macrophotography. It investigated the use of the extreme close-up view in the artistic interpretation of nature’s designs. Each of the 20 paintings isolates and magnifies a section of the outer surface of a selected species, including feathers, reptile skin, mammalian hair and fish scales. Close observation of these surfaces, reproduced in many layers of oil glazes, highlights the intricate patterns, colours and textures that can be easily missed by the naked eye.
All paintings are 50 x 50cm and oil on canvas.