Art Medium: Acrylic on canvas (frame incl.)
Size: 25cm x 25cm
My Ode to all the barbers and bearded ‘Melbournians’ about town: a gentle folk that reinvented the beard, taking it back from monks, and biker bad-boys. Melbourne is a city where lots of beards sprouted, as did old fashion barber shops.
He holds a comb in his hand , just so, in a similar pose to sacred figures in icons. His hands are skilled, his mind sharp and his ears open to each man that sits at his chair. In turn his customers hand over their hair, as they would their feelings, to a friend.
This icon started out like the I SEE series : a black and white figure with colour in its surroundings; but the shirt the barber is wearing was too hard to resist and the colour spilt out around his golden heart.