In addition to serving as spouts for water in ancients times, the gaping mouths of gargoyles evoked the fearsome destructiveness of these legendary beasts, reminding the laity of the need for the (Roman Catholic) church’s protection. A previous owner of this house added them to keep evil spirits out.
Original photographs in black and white. Did some reduction so that only the outlines were left. Next I added textures and elements from other pictures plus coloring in-painting and drawing. The end result is what I call ‘photo-graphics’.
Only 1 framed print (60 x 40 cm) per image available at Private Gallery in Napier, Western Cape, South Africa.
The exhibition of my work recently in Baardskeerdersbos (which was extended) has a great spin-off. From 26 November to the beginning of 2017 my work (Haiku Photography and Gargoyles) will be exhibited in the Breytenbach Art Gallery in Wellington; one of the most fore-standing art galleries in the Western Cape, South Africa.
For next year I received several enquiries and I still have to make a selection (some galleries ask a commission of 50 to 70% and that is out of the question). Guess that at the end there will be around 4 more exhibitions of my work in 2017. And that is more than enough. 😉