This is a bit of an experimental departure for me. But whether it’s successful or not, I had fun doing it. Anna Blanch asked me to offer a short piece to put on Transpositions, the fab Arts & Theology blog she’s involved in. So I had a stab by reflecting on the extraordinary art of Alexa Meade.
She doesn’t simply paint portraits. She paints the people she is painting. Literally. And the results are startling. It’s a bizarre combination of painting, installation and photography. And it all got me thinking a great deal about the whole business of masks and what they reveal or conceal. Check out the whole article here:
I have to say I’m a total fan, and follow her output on her Flickr page which she updates from time to time. I recommend you do too…
But to give you a taste, here are one or two… (click on the image to get to the original)
By the way, if you’re interested in the picture I mention at the start of the article, (Sea-Dancer by Gino Severini) you can see it here.