For the Love of Andy - Phoenix palm, Swarovski crystal, harakeke, acrylic
In progress - the triptych called 'Anti Warhol' consisting of three copies of the portrait. Each portrait will be as close as possible to the other two, rendered in crystal, palm and harakeke. The harakeke (NZ Flax) wig will over time become blond. Warhol was famed for reproducing instant, fast copies of his work to create a mass market. Here I am recreating his portrait in a meticulous and contrastingly 'time dependent' and abstracted form.
"Andy Warhol looks a scream. Hang him on my wall." DB
In recent times Aotearoa NZ came through a time of restrictions due to the Covid19 pandemic. During this short period many signs of change appeared around us; increased birdlife in the CBD, silence in the absence of traffic, whales and an Ocean Sunfish took advantage of a quietened harbour, reconnection with each other, using less, needing less, wasting less, pollution was at an all time low.
There was a silver-lining to this lockdown.
It appears we can pull back, slow ourselves, re-focus and enjoy a more realistic pace. We realised we don't need the hurried and frantic 'grasping-for-more' kind of life to which we are habituated.
Condolences to those that lost loved ones and to those that have suffered as a result of Covid19 virus.
On occasion I will drop something here. A new project or a painting.