Luxury Design, Past & Present
This work at its most basic is a picture within a box frame, however it far beyond this in that the detail extends out from the picture and over and around the frame. The central figure stands at the edge of a forest, the sea behind him, facing us, the viewers. The frame is made up of stylised trees and various flora. We therefore, the viewer, are placed at a point within the forest, looking outward. The vessel which the figure holds contains an offering to Dionysus, the inhabitant of the forest space which we too inhabit.
This work should be regarded as much as a piece of wall hanging sculpture as a painting. Because of the considerable use of hardwood and copper/brass in its construction, it does have some weight. This is accommodated by two choices of hanging solutions on the back of the work. Either keyhole upper corners can be used with wall fixed screws, or a central 'toothed' hanging recess can be lifted onto wall fixed screws.