To be honest, I was not looking forward to seeing U2 this time around. This is because the last time I saw them I was so far away all I saw were these planet sized heads in front of me. Thanks to their newly designed stage, I was much closer and felt more connected to the show. Here’s a pic to show you how close. Shot with my little Canon EOS 350d and a 50mm lens. An amazing and moving show and evidence that U2 still love doing this.
The main reason this painting was done on a paper bag was because I was feeling a little nervous about starting a large painting and began by sketching on the information bag that the gallery gave me. I never made it to the large painting.
This image was a combination of a scene from gallery grounds and a figure in a photograph, by Polixeni Papetrou, titled “The Wanderer”, on exhibition at the gallery.
This artwork follows a string of artworks relating to The Wanderer. From David Casper Friedrich’s “The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog”, to Papapetrou’s “The Wanderer”, this lone figure has turned up in some strange places and have taken many forms. This also includes Loretta Lux’s “The Wanderer” and U2′s The Wanderer sung by Johnny Cash.
Who knows where the Wanderer will turn up next, or what they will find?
Thanks to the Gallery who voted this as first prize and to the supportive public who voted this for the People’s Choice award.