It's been a while since I got around to making a new piece of art or an update to this site. Needless to say, I'm still alive. I've had this idea rolling around my mind for a few weeks now and finally had a moment to output it. Inspired by Lego mini figurines, obviously... with a bit of a dark twist as usual.
"How doth the little busy bee Improve each shining hour, And gather honey all the day From every opening flower. How skilfully she builds her Cell. How neat she spreads the Wax. And labours hard to store it well, With the sweet Food she makes. In Works of Labour or of Skill, I would be busy too: For Satan finds some Mischief still, For idle Hands to do." Isaac Watts
I've slowed down a bit with the updates... but I am still alive. Much has happened over the past few months, but I have found time to make a few paintings throughout that time. One of those is Hildi, the newest member of the Misfits.
As a child I remember watching Nick Cave's music video for Where The Wild Roses Grow featuring Kylie Minogue, and being struck by the beautiful shots of Kylie lying motionless in the water. I loved the serene expression on her face as she calmly sang to the song. Years later while studying art history I learned of Sir John Everett Millais' painting Ophelia, which depicts William Shakespeare's Ophelia from Hamlet. In my version of Ophelia, I tried to pay homage to both Cave and Millais.