Watch Your Back Sweets

Watch Your back Sweets

400mm H x 900mm W

Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas

watch your back sweets

I completed this image in 2005. I was really interested in depicting levels and inner workings, particularly with the marks made with charcoal to represent the shadow beneath the tree. I wanted to indicate the physicality of producing images and to make clear reference to the history of layers I use, but also balance that within a recognizable landscape.

There is also a rather obvious human sensuality and flow to these dune forms and the tree, which acts as the focal point. It is an aspect of landscape – virility and enduring energy, which always seems to be present for me, and strongly informs the images I try to make.

Watch Your Back Sweets (detail)

Watch Your Back Sweets (detail)