Thursday, 11 August 2011

York Minster Tomb to Sir Henry Bellasis

Here's a little set of cheery images. They are based on an earlier photo published of the tomb of Sir Henry Bellasis, 1624, York Minster. I was struck by the detail and strangeness of painting onto a sculpture. As you may know spooky things fascinate me and so I had to create a spooky etching of the tomb.
All my work starts as a drawing, which usually becomes an etching, and then 'variations on a theme' are made. This is usually because there are so many different ways to explore the subject matter. There's still a lot of mileage in this image, exploring the different planes and directions of the sculpture.
For now, here are four images- the first is a photo made with Hipstamatic for iPhone, second is a detailed drawing (so I can understand it), the third is an etching, and the fourth is a painting with watercolour and acrylic. They're all 30x30cm.

1 comment:

Combom said...

nice one! remember seeing it (too many) years ago :)