The Singer Not The Song
2013 selected for the Salon des Refuses, The Black Swan Art Prize
oil on canvas
Brooke Wilkie, Singer/ Songwriter
Brooke is the lead singer in renowned Perth band “Bears and Dolls”. www.facebook.com/bearsanddolls
Brooke writes songs with themes based on personality disorders and psychological states.
In this painting I have depicted Brooke’s expressive quality as a singer, an explosion of intense feeling and eccentricity.
Multiple layers of paint have been formed and reformed in a time consuming process. I have chipped, scratched, dug, and torn paint in order to create a tenacious material form that resonates and harmonises with the psychological content.