And so begins my next piece in my 'SAMURIDE' series!
This time, I draw inspiration from 'Oni' masks, ie. traditional Japanese demon / ogre masks from anient Japanese folklore. I wanted to express a passionate energy and a spirit of vitality in this piece. Incorporating traditional Japanese symbols and crests - as a play on the patterns and forms seen in motorbikes. I wanted to enhance and further explore the concept of a 'Free-Spirit' one that was dynamic, bold and FIERCE! Where spray cans are the exhaust, and passion is the fuel!
Mixed media on Arches watercolour paper. Pen, Japanese Ink, Car enamel metallic paint, Spray acrylic, pencil, watercolour. Size 76 x 56cm