Sean Williams

This WordPress.com site is for my painting.

Historical Rubble, Contemporary Goat

My intention was to present an image on the edge of metaphor, that looked as though its true meaning might be something other than the rural poetry of a goat and some colourful rubble, yet remains fairly normal.  It is not a scene you would encounter every day but you would not bat an eyelid if you did.

The goat looks at and engages us.  Were it human we might say it bore a wistful look, and it is this anthropomorphism with which I was keen to experiment.  A human figure in a painting can prevent a viewer from fully imagining themselves in the scene.  I wondered if a goat may not be such an obstacle.

My aim is to make pictures quirky or sinister enough for the painting not be assumed to be hobbyist or landscape painting that relies on capturing the awe of the terrain but that also runs that risk on account of its formal appearance.  It is rendered in a style that owes a debt to the pointillism of Pissarro, and if that happens to bring to mind his work then all the better, creating another potential layer of meaning.

historical-rubble-contemporary-goat-sean-williams

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on December 21, 2016 by .
%d bloggers like this: