The Tower

The Tower (2001)

Oil on Canvas. 32 x 24 inches

A darker painting which deals with the break up of a marriage - my own. The woman is on the ascendant, becoming stronger while the man, in his pitiful pursuit of money is losing it even as he chases the falling coins. The house, once shared by the couple stands high but is maybe not secure.

The tarot card imagery of the tower struck by lightning is alluded to and art historians will aso recognise the circus clown from a painting by Seurat.The woman's face is based on Tracy Emin.

The references are personal but the story is not unusal.