A figure holds their head, in distress or despair, in the dark shadows. The common emotional and psychological metaphors of spiral, descent and darkness are given physical manifestation in this image: the low viewpoint revealing how far down the subject has come, and obscuring how far they may yet fall.
The foreboding staircase depicted in the piece is real - it can be found in the disused Aldwych Tube station.
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Limited edition print of 200 200
Approx image size: 12 cm x 18 cm (4.5 x 7 inches)
as seen in...
event ► Wood Engraving Invitational @ Davidson Galleries, Seattle USA December 2017
event ► UA Cork Street Open Exhibition June 2014