This is a body of work which has emerged from the Catholic Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary images. While a traditional Catholic images makes use of a stylised, love heart style heart, these images utilise a more “realistic” heart, subtly hinting to the fact that we are only mortal, and will die without hope of salvation.
I use hearts in my work to symbolise death, and conversley, life.
The Heart of a Heartless World & The Soul of Soulless Conditions
Based upon a quote by Karl Marx.
The Heart of a Heartless World. Acrylic on canvas. 2010
The Soul of Soulless Conditions. Acrylic on canvas. 2010
The Heart of a Heartless World. Aida, cotton. 2012
The Soul of Soulless Conditions 3-D. Mixed media. 2012
This set of 3 cards are inspired by prayer cards and based upon the things people commonly pray for.
Prayer Cards Series. Acrylic on board. 2016
A Prayer for Health
A Prayer for Safe Passage
A Prayer for Peace
A pair of self portraits.
Self Portrait July 2012, Acrylic on canvas, 2013
Self Portrait June 2012, Acrylic on canvas, 2014
Self Portrait June 2012 [detail]