Humans recoil from blood. It is abhorrent to us. In this series of works my aim was to render it into something beautiful – to elevate it from the violent acts that are so often associated with it.
The method used here is abstract expressionism where the action itself becomes the artwork . The cloth was dabbed into the paint, refolded and dabbed again in the manner that one would staunch the flow of blood from a wound.
Each one of the twelve red oil paint colours I have used in my work over the past few years has its particular mood. Alizarin Crimson had the pathos I wanted for this work. This colour became blood for me – on the canvas and in my dreams