I have been having a really fun time staging my sculptures on the new painted backdrops this week.MORE
In my recent holiday to Greece and Turkey I visited lots of Byzantine churches and The Benaki Musuem in Athens which has a wonderful Byzantine painting collection. The rendering of landscape struck me especially, the egg tempera paintings showed wild distorted fingers of rocks and caves as framing devices for scenes in a narrative. The caves are almost like holes in a sculpture At the moment I am working on some ink paintings which are influenced by the bleak imagery of these fantastical psychic landscapes. The paintings below are circa 15th Century and are held in the Benaki museum and Lefkada public Library.