Janice Thwaites

Liberating Laurence - 2009

'Liberating Laurence 1' - By Janice Thwaites

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'Liberating Laurence 2' - By Janice Thwaites

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'Liberating Laurence 3' - By Janice Thwaites

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'Liberating Laurence 4' - By Janice Thwaites

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Two paintings of Laurence emerging through a window, from a light space into a darker place, is an experiment with taking a figure, Laurence, from a two dimensional world into a three dimensional one. He has come through the window into another, existence. He has literally been cut from the canvas, with a scalpel, and released from the confines of the painting.

I have temporarily reinstated the cut out figure, back onto the canvas, where he will never comfortably fit again. The result of cutting him from the painting, resulted in distortions, as the limbs turn, and appear edge on, making strange lines and folds.

I intend to photograph him in his new world. The aim is to place the life size figure, in many different situations. I will also use the vacated canvas, taking it out of the studio, to new venues. I will be photographing the view, visible though the empty spaces. Instead of a white studio wall, the view through to window will be a seascape, or a forest.

Artists who have influenced this work are:-

'Torn Apart' - By Janice Thwaites
Torn Apart

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'Unfulfilled' - By Janice Thwaites
Unfulfilled

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'A Dark Place' - By Janice Thwaites
A Dark Place

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