“Matador Saves The Bull” 2018-2021
This is an exceptional piece I’m really pleased with. I started it a number of years ago, and like with many pieces, I held onto it to let it ‘reveal’ itself to me – find out the deeper layers, messages from my unconscious, etc.
And I’m incredibly glad I did.
What revealed was this exceptionally clear, yet incredibly well-hidden figure that I still marvel at.
I’m so impressed by the realistic proportions of the figure that’s hidden within the “mess”, and as I looked closer and closer I saw more accuracy and details; one being a second, smaller figure of the same [species].
Now I often don’t want to quickly reveal all the things that I’ve found – although, there’s been many cases where others spot things I’ve never noticed before in pieces I’ve had for almost a decade – but I’ve already given a hint as to what there might ‘be’ in this piece. And that really connects to why the title was given this such name.
If you think about the name, “Matador saves the bull”, that’s obviously the opposite of what usually takes place. It represents a turn-around of heart, a change of character and perhaps more fundamentally what people might call a “shift in consciousness”.
So the phenomenal thing is that the piece represents that theme more perfectly than I could anticipate…
Take a look and see what you see. How does the title of the piece help you to see more within the “mess”?