Lok’s Head
Lok’s Head

earth pigments and wax on wood  [20x24cm] 2017

Shown Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibition 2017

William Golding’s novel The Inheritors is told through Lok as his Neanderthal tribe encounter the ‘others’. It is through Lok’s eyes and head full of pictures that we piece together the unsettling truth that the aggressive interlopers are us and that we spell the end of his gentle earth-centred species.

Lok's Head began on a beach in north Devon while collecting earth pigments in the rain. Wet rock turned to paint and the picture in my head of Lok emerged. Having unearthed Lok, the final layers of wax protect him from us, peering through as if to a distant past we see only a memory of him.

 

Portrait I, carbon powder on paper [21x29cm] 2013 .jpg
Portrait_Drawing mixed media [13x20cm] 2013 Laura Hudson-3.jpg
Sketchbook 2014 - 2.jpg
ART - Portrait Project - 20.jpg
Portrait Kiff-Savage 2012.jpg
Portrait_Drawing mixed media [13x20cm] 2013 Laura Hudson-2.jpg
Portrait_Drawing mixed media [13x20cm] 2013 Laura Hudson.jpg
Portrait_Drawing charcoal [13x20cm] 2013 Laura Hudson-3.jpg
ART - Portrait Project - 19.jpg
ART - Portrait Project - 21.jpg
Portrait_Drawing charcoal [13x20cm] 2013 Laura Hudson.jpg
Portrait_Drawing charcoal [13x20cm] 2013 Laura Hudson-2.jpg
Portrait_Drawing conté [13x20cm] 2013 Laura Hudson.jpg
Lok’s Head
Portrait I, carbon powder on paper [21x29cm] 2013 .jpg
Portrait_Drawing mixed media [13x20cm] 2013 Laura Hudson-3.jpg
Sketchbook 2014 - 2.jpg
ART - Portrait Project - 20.jpg
Portrait Kiff-Savage 2012.jpg
Portrait_Drawing mixed media [13x20cm] 2013 Laura Hudson-2.jpg
Portrait_Drawing mixed media [13x20cm] 2013 Laura Hudson.jpg
Portrait_Drawing charcoal [13x20cm] 2013 Laura Hudson-3.jpg
ART - Portrait Project - 19.jpg
ART - Portrait Project - 21.jpg
Portrait_Drawing charcoal [13x20cm] 2013 Laura Hudson.jpg
Portrait_Drawing charcoal [13x20cm] 2013 Laura Hudson-2.jpg
Portrait_Drawing conté [13x20cm] 2013 Laura Hudson.jpg
Lok’s Head

earth pigments and wax on wood  [20x24cm] 2017

Shown Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibition 2017

William Golding’s novel The Inheritors is told through Lok as his Neanderthal tribe encounter the ‘others’. It is through Lok’s eyes and head full of pictures that we piece together the unsettling truth that the aggressive interlopers are us and that we spell the end of his gentle earth-centred species.

Lok's Head began on a beach in north Devon while collecting earth pigments in the rain. Wet rock turned to paint and the picture in my head of Lok emerged. Having unearthed Lok, the final layers of wax protect him from us, peering through as if to a distant past we see only a memory of him.

 

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