Poussin Project 2002
This project started with a fascination with, ‘Man being killed by a Snake’, in the National Gallery London and then later, ’Landscape with Diogenes’ in the Louvre. I first attempted to understand Poussin by mimicking the surfaces and themes of the paintings and this has grown to a much deeper analysis of the structural meanings of his paintings. This informs much of my work. Paralleling this is an interest in sidedness in paintings (also for me connected with brain laterality) and how this affects meaning especially with faces. Also I am interested in how the body is mirrored in larger paintings.