Despite most of my energy currently being channelled to portraiture and figurative art, I continue to be enchanted by the iconography in skulls, human and otherwise, and keeping a variety of headbones around the studio presents ample opportunity for sketching. Possibly fuelled by the mortality that Covid-19 brought, I find myself making more skull-flavoured imagery than usual.
In one particular sketch, I felt a level of optimism and potential of regrowth and recovery, so I decided to develop it further, making this approx A3 sized acrylic piece, ‘Skullweed’.
While skulls are often regarded as representing darker things, I like to think this most recent version is not wholly doom and gloom. Stay safe!