Local image #8
2018, Acrylic on board, 40x40cm
Superior and aloof, aglow in golden sunlight, a giraffe peers down at the viewer through a barrier consisting out of a lacework of branches and leaves. The viewer is plunged into shadow, suggesting an inferior position. The lace barrier has a complex pattern and is not readily resolved or understood. As a result, the viewer is perhaps left with a mysterious sense of alienation and loss, which could be salutary, as it could create a desire to regain what was lost.