Thursday, 20 September 2012

The Wall

Acrylic on canvas, 2010, 23.5" x 23.5".

No this was not inspired by the Pink Floyd album, much as I love PF. But more by feeling threatened (by the shadow man) and trapped. It took a number of months to complete, but I actually like working big and taking a lot of time with a painting. The painting developed as I worked on it, from a rough sketch on paper of only a trapped woman and a shadow man several times her size.


  1. Thank you for sharing this painting. One of the things I appreciate in fine art such as yours is, many people can make there own interpretation of the painting based on their own experiences.
    Oh, I too am a huge PF fan.:

    Have a wonderful week, Lost in space!

  2. Thank you for your kind words, My Meddling Mind.

    I always like people to have their own interpretations of my artwork, and of course two people who have had their own experiences in life will see very different things in the same painting. This is something that I find very interesting.

  3. And I do so hope that the therapy of doing this thought inducing painting, helped make the threat of a "shadow man" diminish.
    Have a peaceful, positive day.

  4. Thank you for your kind words, Gary.

    The shadow man, which represents my paranoia, is much smaller these days. But at the time of painting very little was able to move me from that place of fear. Even so, getting it out was definitely a positive step, however small.

    Art does have a therapeutic effect for me. It also helps me to express feelings, especially those that mostly I find difficult to express as people tend not to understand where I am coming from.