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A portrait of abusive relationships, and the burden on another who is aware of the reality that others do not see…

This is my lasted work – figurative sculptures part of my degree project. These three clay figures are to be cast in lead and bronze. The next stage is to make moulds which is a long process consisting of several processes to get to the finite casting in metal. This work is looking at the relationship between the figures, all caught up in a love triangle. Addressing the tension between them, the power of control from the large devil like figure on the emaciated small weak figure. He is reticent, and has a gaping hole in his chest where the devil took his soul, he is owned by the devil. The angel, a guardian, is hiding her face to block what she has witnessed and uncovered between the two other figures, she is trying to turn a blind eye, but struggling to deal with the burden the knowledge has bestowed on her…

I watched the movie ‘Love is the devil’, A portrait of Francis Bacon’s controlling and abusive relationship with his lover, that ended in the suicidal death of his lover. See attached – A trailer for the John Maybury directed story of Francis Bacon’s life. Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon


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