Fading Figure Under Palm Leaf

Mixed media with smoke grenade application, 183 x 117cm

‘’Drawing the female form with my favourite medium, the smoke grenade has its reasons. For me, the smoke grenade represents relationships;

In the beginning there is a spark once its been ignited and ‘pulled’. What follows is an outburst of intense colour (the honeymoon period) where two people intimately learn about each other. The smoke grenade continues to be bright and emit plumes of pigment for a certain amount of time before eventually calming down, where it slowly but surely goes out and the intensity is no more. Eventually what’s left behind is a hazy memory of what once used to be.’’