Wendy and George approached me for a commission with a rather open brief. They were hoping for a colourful artwork roughly 40cm in diameter incorporating bright red, to sit in their small unit and keep several mesmerising brushed metal artworks company.
After much pondering and sketching, I created Affinity. You might call it a duplex ‘his and hers’ portrait, where it may be hung in two ways. Combining intimacy with dialogue, this portrait hints at a lifetime of debate, discourse, love and compassion. A couple who have weathered the years, maintaining their commitment and affection.
This acid etched and polished aluminium piece has a sliver of with mirror between the two lovers as the world moves around them in a constant state of flux. The only thing that remains constant is their companionship.
After completing Affinity, I was asked to create a companion piece – Connectivity!