The Fool and his Lover

Narrative

The images within any painting have the potential to be organised in such a way that they tell a story. This is a very ancient use of images and one which I have resorted to in these narrative works. This label also indicates that these are meant to be evocative images and not merely a = b in terms of symbolism or allegory. So while there is a hard interpretation there is also a point where the painting becomes more than the sum of its explicable parts. In all events I have added additional notes to each individual painting which provide clues to their intended purpose.