Red, blood red

FLESH AND BLOOD 1

I dont know what draws me towards red, its a huge pull and a colour that keeps me creating lately.  Red, black and white and the human form these are the areas I draw inspiration from.  This drawing I did originally as a sketch for a huge centrepiece, I imagined it made from porcelain and glazed in the whitest white.

I guess red for me is powerful, its exciting and passionate and courageous, it gives across a powerful  message.  Red symbolised desire,  determination, domination, the thirst for action, danger, strength, power, its a very emotionally intense colour.

Persephone ate the seeds of the red pomegranate, a fruit thats very powerfully symbolic of life and death, she loved Adonis, and when he was killed in a hunting accident beautiful red roses sprung from his blood……….  There are many stories told through generations that herald the colour, think of Little Red Riding Hood and The Red shoes.