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
An autobiographical work, looking back to my early experiences of Christianity at a Methodist School. The plain interiors of the church bored me, and the words from the sermons failed to connect with me.
Empty words. Acrylic, cotton, Aida, wood, cord. 2017
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]