Dignity, a soul laid bare. See my compassion, my intelligence and strength. Let me live in the shadows away from your eyes. Let me live with quiet Dignity.
Dignity is a contemporary painting using abstract expressionist techniques juxtaposed against fine art detail. The painting is full of dynamic energy and texture to suggest the emotional and physical strength of the Gorilla. Dignity has been created using free movement of fluid paint to define the shape of the great ape then enhanced with strong palette knifed areas of colour. Thickly applied strokes of oil paint add texture to the painting whilst small gold flecks add depth and interest to the painting. The painting is bold and vivid and captures compassion and thoughtfulness in the gorillas pose. It is heart breaking to think only 1000 gorillas are left in the wild. Our brother in blue, Dignity is ready to hang