Private Commission – digital collage on cotton poplin with hand embroidery.
After seeing the Dark Night solo show artworks, the client commissioned a piece in a similar style. The only direction was that it had to include a cow skull and a few roses and be in a Day of the Dead style. Right up my alley!
One of my favourite things to do in my art is to include many small details, so there is always something new to discover, every time you look at the artwork. Moo Skully features intricately stitched feathers in silk shading technique. This technique was always employed for the colourful bands on the horns and the red apple pierced with a dart.
Quirky elements include the all seeing eye in a gloved hand, bugs and beetles and my favourite – the black and white bird pecking a worm.
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