This piece features 27 vulture heads spread across three canvasses, each 150x100cm. The heads are based on video frames that I captured at a falconry in Thirsk, North Yorkshire.
To begin with, I prepared the video frames on Photoshop and drew the outlines onto each canvas with the aid of a projector. I then used multiple layers of acrylic paint mixed with a blending agent to achieve a very smooth, even finish - recalling Warhol's multiple prints of Marilyn Monroe, in a different medium.
I was interested in tempering the bright, acid colours with darker hues and various shades of grey. The idea was to create a sense of movement across the static rectangles, presenting a symphony of colour that would draw the eye and create an immersive viewing experience from an appropriate distance. Each canvas took three-four months to complete, so this project was about a year in the making.