WWW... The Wowing World
Inspired by the global emoji phenomenon this piece is an expressionist version of the wow emoji, with mouth wide open - shocked and staring in awe, and in this case and orientation it's staring at the viewer/s. Connotations extend to a tongue-in-cheek statement on the the political correctness of the new emojis that have been updated (2015) to depict different skin colours / races / ethnicities. So the expression embodies a face of all of us in one form. We are all one. If you look closely there is a multitude of smaller faces that make up the larger face which fills the canvas. Humans are one of a kind - an organism that, as a whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This painting works visually in every orientation.
Size: 125 x 200 x 4.5cm.
Medium: Acrylic on canvas.
Material: High-quality heavy canvas.
Frame: Strong and rigid hand-made timber frame.
Installation: D-rings and braided synthetic string ready to hang.