The Grain in the Stone
I live in an environment filled with bird life. I cannot help but be inspired by their beauty. After reading sections of Darwin's Descent of Man I was intrigued by the homology of the forelimbs of humans and birds suggesting a common ancestor. What makes us so unique is our dexterous hand working in partnership with the imaginative and creative brain 'The hand is where the mind meets the world' (National Geographic 2012).
On another layer, this work reflects one's personal evolution over a lifetime, a flight in search of one's true nature, a journey which may often be restricted by time, money, duty and social responsibility. Notice the feathers cut from old maps as a reference to our need to ground ourselves to the landscape.
Watercolour/ mixed media on paper
W60 X H80cm unframed