Original art by Andrew Thornton. Acrylic on Bristol Board. Listing is for one piece; you will receive the one shown in the photo. We make every attempt to portray colour as realistically as possible, however, not all screens are the same. Please note that actual colour may vary from what is seen on your screen. For more information, please feel free to email us at email@example.com with the item name.
Size is approximately 4” x 6”
From Andrew: I don’t sleep very much, but when I do, my dreams are vivid and fantastical. They are populated with colorful creatures and otherworldly spirits. In this new series of work, I wanted to capture some of these Dreamtime denizens. When I think of these ethereal creatures made of color and feelings, the only way to really “see” them is to block out everything else. That is how I went about creating these paintings; the forms were blocked out by painting away the backgrounds and whiting them out. Once the critters emerged, I further embellished them with metallic and iridescent paints.
They might seem like a departure from the work I’ve been making, but they actually revisit some of the forms I made in art school in a series called, “Monsters of the Motherland”. That series of etchings and collages were based off of the folk stories my mom told me as a child. She’s from the Philippines and there are all kinds of creatures and fairytales that were wildly different than the Westernized tales I learned in school. I was intrigued by her stories and researched all kinds of interesting folktales. I feel as though the Dream Spirits are flavored by those stories and peppered with those details, but are their own thing.