2011 Acrylics on Canvas W:48"x H:48.2" x D:1.57" 122 x 122.5 cm La petite mort (The little death) explores the presentation of the female form and the pictorial construction of female identity in painting. The title La petite mort is French for The Little Death, and often euphemism for orgasm. This term has generally been interpreted to describe the post-orgasmic state of unconsciousness that some people have after having some sexual experiences. The body in the painting is arched suggesting the figure is in a state of change. This change can refer to the spiritual release that comes with orgasm as the figure floats into a state of transcendence. The canvas is divided in two by the arched line of a woman’s body. The figure is formed from brightly coloured blocks of paint, in contrast to the negative space of the background and foreground defined by single planes of colour. The use of hot colours and heavily textured application of paint create strong deconstructed forms that are recognisable yet abstract. NFS
2008 Acrylics on Canvas 58.66" x 39.37" x 1" Price: available upon request The canvas is divided in two by straight and curved lines. The two figures that create this divide are formed from brightly coloured blocks of paint, and different techniques of mark making. This is in contrast to the negative space of the background and foreground, which is defined by single planes of colour. The use of energetic mark- making and textured application of paint create strong deconstructed forms that are recognisable yet abstract. The title Chaotic Love depicts the intense emotions humans experience and love as an abstract concept
2020 Mixed-media on on Board 65.5 x 65.5cm
2020 Mixed- media on board 81.5cm x 51.5 cm NFS Nataraja: pronounced Natraaj. My painting has been created using layers of mixed-media/fabric and fire. The fire is fitting as Lord Shiva holds fire in his left hand and is also surrounded by a ring of fire. I also wanted it give it an ancient quality of cave paintings. I don't think I want to sell this. The Nataraja sculpture was always one of my favourite depictions of Lord Shiva because of my relationship with Indian classical dance and the arts. Below is a description about Nataraja. Sanskrit: नटराज, Naṭarāja is a depiction of the Hindu god Shiva as the divine dancer. His dance is called Tandavam. The sculpture is symbolic of Shiva as the lord of dance and dramatic arts, with its style and proportions made according to Hindu texts on arts. It typically shows Shiva dancing in one of the Natya Shastra poses, holding Agni(fire) in his left back hand, the front hand in gajahasta (elephant hand) or dandahasta (stick hand) mudra, the front right hand with a wrapped snake that is in abhaya (fear not) mudra while pointing to a Sutra text, and the back hand holding a musical instrument, usually a damaru. His body, fingers, ankles, neck, face, head, ear lobes and dress are shown decorated with symbolic items, which vary with historic period and region. He is surrounded by a ring of flames, standing on a lotus pedestal, lifting his left leg (or in rare cases, the right leg) and balancing / trampling upon a demon who symbolizes ignorance. The dynamism of the energetic dance is depicted with the whirling hair which spread out in thin strands as a fan behind his head.
Private Collection, UK
2020 Acrylics on 300gsm rough grain torchon watercolour paper. Image size: 42 x 29.7 cm, Mounted and Framed 44 X 54 cm