Exploration (2023), Stained Glass (2023)

A pair piece with ‘Stained Glass (2023)’; this colour nude explores exploration. The nude figure is left amazed and astounded by all of the ‘glass’ shards when glancing at a stained glass artwork. There is no gaze- as this work is the nude’s world rather than ours.

Exploration (2023)

Exploration (2023)

When this is paired with ‘Stained Glass (2023)’ it shows that the figure is pacing and exploring to become just like the hero. It is an allegory created of how people wish to be just like others when they should rather be themselves. It points out the human obsession with comparisons and ideals- rather than accepting ourselves for our own traits and personalities.

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Stained Glass (2023)

Stained Glass (2023) is paired with the piece above to create a story. The nude figure in this work is supposed to exemplify the stereotypical nude hero in heroic/religious stained glass works. But rather than looking at the audience- there is no face; an allegory to icons.

Stained Glass (2023)

The stained glass theme was used here as stained glass is used in religious buildings (in Christianity). Therefore it gives the work a religious or heroic semblance; a work to be admired- and a story to absorb. Therefore, it creates a link between two pieces of the collection to create a new story. Though; what happens next is up for the viewers to decide.

In both these pieces – the color pencil is utilized. I have found it a great material to work with as well as a way to blend colours together and create art. I rarely see colour pencil work in art galleries so I wanted to take up the medium for a project. Hopefully, this helps to bring the medium some light in the institutional sense.

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