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Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Happily Ever After 1


40cm x 50cm
Acrylic on stretched canvas

''Once upon a time...  in a kingdom far, far away...  there lived a beautiful princess.  What else is there to know?''

Brighton Rocks


50cm x 40cm
Acrylic on stretched canvas

''Hell is empty and all the Devils are here.''

Grey



40cm x 40cm
Mixed media / Acrylic on box canvas

Red, White & You


61cm x 61cm
Acrylic on box canvas

''God's Special Little Creature.''

Monday, 26 September 2011

Plaything



60cm x 80cm
Acrylic on stretched box canvas

This piece looks at the general perception of women through religious filters.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Camera Shy


25cm x 30cm
Acrylic on canvas board

To self-separate from the rest, to seclude, to seek solitude and to reveal selectively.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Hound


40cm x 50cm
Mixed media / Acrylic on stretched canvas

Emotions play an important part in our daily lives. Fear is one such emotion; an instinctual response to potential dangerFear, as opposed to Love, has a function to remind you of your separateness from others and the rest of the world and undermines your freedom.

A snippet of Robert Frost's Storm Fear is recreated in the piece. 

Flying the Flag


100cm x 150cm
Acrylic on stretched box canvas

As a British Asian, born in Sri Lanka, emigrating to India, before settling in London, the notion of identity is a source of restless exploration for me. Exacerbated by strong cultural influences from both sides, a highly attuned awareness of the self and the alter ego(s)... the canvas is filled.

Geisha


28cm x 35cm
Acrylic on canvas board

Work in the service industry.

Polka Dot

25cm x 30cm
Acrylic on canvas board

Looking at the casual objectification of women.

Moth


30cm x 25cm
Acrylic on canvas board

Like a moth to a flame, so we fragile creatures head to our destruction.

Throes


28cm x 35cm
Acrylic on canvas board

Liberty is the power to live and act independently and freely without compulsion. Democracy is the vehicle by which we achieve this. This piece visually demonstrates the on-going struggle for freedom that many peoples still face.
This piece for sale at minimum bid of £200 with half the proceeds going to the National Liberal Party.
http://nationalliberal.org/

Monday, 15 August 2011

Maelstrom



28cm x 35cm
Acrylic on canvas board

Maelstrom; powerful, inescapable destructive forces.

Stigma


30cm x 40cm
Acrylic on canvas board

Stigma, a badge of shame.  Stigmata, the wounds of Christ, the branding of a slave.  Marked.

Comic Strip


50cm x 20cm (x3)
Acrylic on stretched box canvas

"My whole reason for being in this industry is to satisfy the desire of the men in the world who basically don't care much for women and want to see the men in my industry getting even with the women they couldn't have when they were growing up. So we come on a woman's face or brutalise her sexually: we're getting even for lost dreams."  Bill Marigold, male porn star

Breathe


30cm x 40cm
Acrylic on canvas board

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is just breathe.

Manitou


40cm x 45cm
Acrylic on stretched canvas

Demon

Incubi

100cm x 100cm
Mixed media / Acrylic on stretched box canvas
3D Work

Nightmares disturb us all from time to time.  The ancients and religious believed that evil spirits (named Incubi) afflicted a sleeping person, preying upon them in their most vulnerable state.  We know of course that there is no external demons but only our internal ones that deprive us of sound sleep.  Our fears... our shame, our guilt... our sense of unworthiness.  These are the demons.

Poppies


100cm x 50cm
Mixed media / Acrylic on stretched box canvas
3D Work

“Visions for those too tired to sleep, These seeds cast a film over eyes which weep.”

I began this piece in May 2009 at the close of the Sri Lankan Civil War.  In those last few weeks of the war millions around the world watched helplessly as 40,000 Tamils and other minorities were indiscrimately killed in Sri Lanka.  Shocked numb by the senseless waste of life and angered by the injustice, I gave voice through art.  Last week my 6 year old son questioned me on the purpose of war.  I am reminded of Eve Merriam's quote "I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, "Mother, what was war?"