Weightless – Sold
Oil on canvas
70 x 190 x 2 cm
This is a detail of a much larger image. The whole painting is door sized – 70 cm wide x 190 cm high.
The ‘Killing Time’ series is based on Simon Armitage’s brilliant poem of the same title, commissioned by the Millennium Committee. The thousand line poem is divided into sections, which explore different aspects of man’s relationship with his fellow man, and the state of civilisation at the beginning of the 21st Century. The poem provided the springboard for my painterly investigations.
‘Weightless’ evokes the buoyant idealism of hot air ballooning, where drifting ‘in miles of airspace between heaven and earth’ are pitched in opposition to the reality of borders, nationalism and conflict.