Acrylic on canvas
64" x 50"
This is piece is about Love and loss, and the hope and desire for freedom. You will notice a couple, both in yellow contemplating their future, the questions and affirmations of Yes, Y? and Non and the birds in flight at the top panel indicating freedom from worry. These birds are above base carnal and worldly preoccupations indicated in the energetic red, dense black and the gestural visual lyricism at the bottom of the piece.
This is not a topic immediately linked to my heart at present however it is a universal concern where divorce and the pressures of work can strain partnerships.
Painting it was automatic and free flowing. Chagall and Kandinsky both entered my work to guide me.
Prospero is a common first name choice in the Fischetti family, a nod to the protagonist's name in The Tempest by Shakespeare and nudge at the place of my birth, London.