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2012 Ghost Fish

As I painted and drew fish for their colour and shape, I was also thinking about anthropomorphism and what human qualities I might find in them. They are alien to us and their environment too extreme for us to bear unassisted for long. Yet I imagined them as individuals with recognisable feelings like fear and hunger. And also the comfort of having that hunger sated and the freedom of swimming hard and fast as they are meant to do.

 

 

GHOST FISH
fibreglass and clear acrylic
140x70cm
2012
And considering the possibility of their loss, I imagined their souls cut loose from flesh and set free to roam. No longer needing the ocean to sustain them, their spectral forms inhabit the air and like all ghosts torment us with the reminder of their passing.
GHOST FISH
digital image, light painting

2012
Special thanks to Heck Tate who took the photo's while I ran around with a torch.
     


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