Gallery wall mural visualisation

Contemporary abstract art as a gallery wall mural

Wall mural on an art gallery wall – visualisation

A visualisation of an image applied directly to the wall of an art gallery. July 2018

A photomontage showing what an image from my series of smoking squares would look like if applied directly to an art gallery wall as a mural.

Hammers – photomontage for sculpture in the environment, Cornwall

Contemporary sculpture  in the landscape Cornwall - hammers

Hammers: sculpture in the landscape

Photomontage visualisation, Cornwall. June 2018

A visualisation of a concept for a sculpture in the landscape.
The landscape in the photograph is the Penwith peninsula in west Cornwall.
The hammers are meant to project a sense of overbearing force, the fact that there are several of them possibly implying organised force (such as military force). Hammers, to me, have a certain anthropomorphic quality to them, suggesting a degree of human identity – a long thin body with a head at the top. The blank facelessness of the heads of the hammers in this image suggest a mindless power (I’ve done other works in which hammers have faces).

Surrealist photomontage – wellington boots with arms

contemporary surrealist photomontage - wellington boots with arms emerging

Surrealist photomontage – wellington boots with arms

Photomontage. June 2018

A photomontage showing arms emerging from the tops of a pair of wellington boots.
The arms are sinking down into the boots, as though the footware is devouring the owner of the arms. The theme of predatory footwear is one that I’ve explored several times over the past few decades. Another example can be seen here – shoes with teeth.
Or are the arms emerging from the boots? An example of ambiguity in art.
This photomontage was created while I was exploring various options for creating a sculpture that included wellington boots. I feel that these boots have a strong sculptural presence, and I’m quite surprised how under-represented they are in the field of sculpture.
The image, which I think probably falls into the category of contemporary surrealism, is meant to be both humorous and unsettling.