My Family and other Aliens is a series of paintings inspired by my immediate family members. I have painted each person as they might appear in one of the other infinite dimensions, from which they have travelled to have their portraits painted by me.
Martian Father 2016. Acrylic on Board, 54 x 72cm.
I have also tried to imagine how space might function in other dimensions. Taking influence from Flatland by fictional writer Edwin Abbott Abbott, the perspective historian Samuel Edgerton, thinking of David Hockney and scenes from films like Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: Space Odyssey, I have used different painting techniques in layers to create strange spacial illusions. These techniques might be useful to astronauts depicting what they see in outer space, astro travellers that travel to distant trance lands, or extra terrestrials who have never tried painting before and want to introduce it to their planet.
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