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The Collector

The Collector

These three images are part of my self lead studies, and are inspired by 'The collector' by John Fowles - a frightening story of a kid-napping. I hope I have captured the surreal experience of reading the book as you enter the minds of Frederick (Ferdinand) and then Miranda. 'Light' is my interpretation of the description Miranda gives of a painting she dreams of completing once she is free, whilst 'Wet smells of the garden' is her dream to walk outside through the long grass and to breath the fresh night air, full of all its smells. I usually work in soft waxy crayons and chinagraph crayon.

The collector
The Collector
The Collector