“Celestia; Portrait of a Dead Muse by a Doomed Artist” 24″x18″. Phil Barrington, 2014.
Polielettronica print from colour transparency with dye. Edition of 3.
“I am a creature of the Fey
Prepare to give your soul away
My spell is passion and it is art
My song can bind a human heart
And if you chance to know my face
My hold shall be your last embrace.
I shall be thy lover…
Through the kisses that I give
I draw from you that I will live
And though you think this weakness grand
The touch of death your lover’s hand
Your will to live has come too late
Come to my arms and love this fate” Heather Alexander.
“Octavia; The Rustyard of All Conflicts” 18″x24″. Phil Barrington, 2014.
Polielettronica print with dyes and debris. Edition of 3.
“In the book ‘Soldiers on the Home Front’ I was greatly struck by the fact that in childbirth alone, women commonly suffer more pain, illness and misery than any war hero ever does. And what’s her reward for enduring all that pain? She gets pushed aside when she’s disfigured by birth, her children soon leave, her beauty is gone. Women, who struggle and suffer pain to ensure the continuation of the human race, make much tougher and more courageous soldiers than all those big-mouthed freedom-fighting heroes put together.” Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl.
“Gentileschi; After 1612, Slumber In The Male Boneyard”
24″x18″. Phil Barrington, 2014. Polielettronica print from wet colour transparency with dyes & debris. Edition of 3.
“Here, from her ashes you lay. A broken girl so lost in despondency that you know that even if she does find her way out of this labyrinth in hell, that she will never see, feel, taste, or touch life the same again.” Amanda Steele.
FEMALES (in life & with death) – A new series by Phil Barrington. 2014-2015.
Photographic studies of females from mythical, reimagined historical and contemporary times; strength, resilience, despair, gender and sensuality.
From ancient Greek mythology to the Victorian era, the Golden Age of Hollywood up to contemporary times, “FEMALES (in life & with death)” is a regular series of mixed media mood pieces – many photographs developed through the use of slides and negatives placed over organic textures and liquids.
*** All new works to be uploaded to the official Facebook page before anywhere else. Why not have a peek over there now…***