My paintings often reveal an ambiguous meaning with psychological undercurrents which are arrived at by an intuitive process in response to a search for the hidden unknown.
The choice of colours and the strong diagonal positioning of the falling figure creates the necessary tension.
In this painting the wing accentuates the falling away of the image from the shrouded status of the deceased man. The work can refer to the biblical figure of the resurrected Lazarus or more broadly to a freedom or escape from death.
THE LAZARUS BIRD, 1992
acrylic on card, 30x23cm