Art Medium: Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
Size: 40 cm x 30 cm
One of those artworks that is hard to explain where it came from. I recall being at home, not at the studio and feeling compelled to draw. Not surprising that for a painting, it resembles a drawing.
The artworks that I had done just prior were typically full of colour and I had reached a pause, unsure of which direction to take thematically. I only had black and white paint with me at the time. I added a subtle bit of skin tone on the face but the painting is largely monochromatic. Much of the original primed canvas surface is showing through.
An androgenic Grecian or ‘Alexander the Great’ kind of character emerged as did a smaller figure that seemed to be putting a wreath on his/her head. Of all the titles that I pondered Victory seemed the most fitting.
I sensed movement in the main figure’s head and the smaller one reminded me of Nike the goddess of strength, speed and victory; a companion or helper to major gods of Olympus often depicted holding a palm frond.
This painting came as an impulse, though it could be a seed for future works it may simply stand on its own. It is just waiting for a frame and a home to be complete.