MUTANT NUDE (2022)

The mutant nude takes the concept of a nude. It is what inspired this piece. I turned the subject into being unrecognisable – the only trait allowing one to recognise it is the breasts. Though they have instead turned into eyes. They are watchful of the audience- judging the audience for gazing upon the nude. It’s sort of- the way that many would judge a nude, but instead, the nude is judging you.

It takes the gaze from the audience and becomes that gaze. It’s looking directly at you. It is supposed to make you feel judged and watched. It turns you into the nude itself.

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MUTANT NUDE (2022)

MUTANT NUDE (2022)

This is inspired by a firework show that I went to recently. The colours explode in the air, captivating the audience in the canvas of the dark sky. Yet many consider it a spectacle rather than an abstract art piece. When a firework is lit- it ejects so much colour in random strays of patterns into the sky. It’s beautiful; it might be loud, but in reality, with the sounds dulled- it becomes a peaceful array of colours scattering every terrace of the night sky.

It must inspire peace within those who view it, the peace that the night gives. The abstract is a firework; therefore, the abstract is its style.

FIREWORKS (2022)

FIREWORKS (2022)

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NUDE IN COLOR (2022) AND DREAM FLOWERS (2022)

From my previous work on creating a nude and a flower drawing, I decided that it inspired me enough to make a coloured pencil drawing. Expanding upon the genderless nude idea, I again distorted the figure sufficiently so that it doesn’t represent a human- only slightly.

NUDE IN COLOR (2022)

The work intends to tell people that we’re human, no matter our differences. Removing the figure and replacing it with a space of colour; allows anyone to fill the gaps. It requires the viewer to accept this fact and move on. The colours are of beauty no matter how we look. Purchase it here.

NUDE IN COLOR (2022)
NUDE IN COLOR (2022) by Joshua Obara Norwood

DREAM FLOWERS (2022)

The dream flowers are not based on real flowers but rather ones created from an aesthetic idea. It’s rather personal, but these flowers blossom to remove anxiety for me; they bloom and show their colours when they don’t feel pressured or stressed.

These flowers are, to me, myself projecting my ideas onto the paper of what I want to be, just like these flowers. To bloom and not feel stressed, anxious or pressured. Their essence is to calm.

DREAM FLOWERS (2022)
DREAM FLOWERS (2022) by Joshua Obara Norwood