Head of leaves

2012

Unwin, Phoebe
"'Head of Leaves', 2012 features a portrait-bust form, centrally placed. I intended to hint at both diagrammatic and sculptural languages, as well as aim for this head to communicate its own energy: the sensation of a head, its animation or presence, rather than a record of a particular person. Flecked white on the dark purple head structure gives a sense of something solid, like black marble, while violet and magenta leaf shapes, concealing the face front, lightly touch and precariously project. Multiple shoulder outlines and sequential neck-trunks tentatively mimic an x-ray." Phoebe Unwin
  • Artwork Details: 50.5 x 40.5cm
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  • Material description: oil on linen
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Painting
  • Accession number: ACC24/2012

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