59 x 84 cm, charcoal, ink, acrylic paint on paper. 2017.
The Teddy Bear Series is based on the research made on childhood development and the recognisable ubiquitous iconography of the Teddy Bear.
This one represents the emotional roles something like a teddy bear can for fill and the connection an adult can still have though nostalgic memories.
The primary method of drawing was using a stick as an extension of the arm, as this disconnect me from the drawing. Allowing me to be less restricted and precious with mt art.
59 x 84 cm, charcoal, acrylic paint, pastel on paper. 2017.
The second in this short series, this one is based the mass produced reality of the teddy bear, and how their personality or their relationship with the owner is always unique.
25 x 12 x 5 cm, found material which includes fabric, sponge, wire and buttons. 2017.
Expanding on the idea of mass production, i made this from found materials as it contrasts with my research. I used this as a study for the previous drawings as it represents many of the abstract notions i tried to address in this series.
86 x 54 cm, charcoal, ink on paper. 2017.
This was made quickly by attaching a brush to a long stick and drawing in the darkest tones first in order to define the shape of the figure. In the ‘Teddy Bear Series’ this drawing was the start of the exaggerating of features and lead directly into the other images.
86 x 54 cm, charcoal, stencil, ink on paper. 2017.
This was more of an experiment of material and process rather than a thematic continuation of the series.