Submission for RESIST @notforprint @wetransfer
Charlie Bonallack (@ellocharliebquiet)
Figment in a clearing - 160cm x 120cm- velvet strips, acrylic, mixed media on wooden panel
Figment in a clearing study I - 65cm x 50cm - acrylic and indian ink on paper
Figment in a clearing study II - 50cm x 50cm - acrylic and indian ink on paper
I came across this enigmatic source image for my painting 'Figment in a clearing' from the Brazil National Indian Foundation (Funai). It was the stance of this isolated Amazonian tribe, with their innate posture of fearless and primordial resistance to an outside world (snapped by a photographer in a low flying plane) that struck me most of all.