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A detail shot taken from an original painting entitled “Animus Possidendi”, a legal term that translates as ‘intent to possess’. This actually began as a piece of writing, a poem, revisiting the great rock and roll song Sympathy for the Devil as source inspiration. The rewrite though, is a multilayered portrait of vanity and desire that, while including a cameo monologue from the devil, centres itself truly around the image not of a Devil/Narrator, but on the greatest of our mythical overreachers: Icarus. Here he is depicted at peak upward momentum, stalled and weightless in full dramatic extension, tangled and hovering over the inevitable downward plunge that destroys him. In our recollections, those moments of ambition and momentum and desire, successful or not, often manifest a strange beauty.


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  • Photographic reproductions of original oil paintings reproduced on archival Fine Art Paper especially made to maintain high quality colour fidelity and lightfast durability (no fading). This museum quality paper has a light sheen finish and a 1/2 inch white border to accommodate framing with or without matting (Frames and matting are not included).

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