As promised I’ve made a second, final, version of this piece. I’ve used a proper canvas this time, and added torn strips of paper to the top and bottom (on which the text is scrawled). I’ve also intensified the colour of the eye to try and make it ‘pop’ a bit more.
EDITED TO ADD:
I seem to have lost the original blog post for this piece. It was inspired by a poem which was sent to me by a lovely woman called Claire:
NORTH OF COVENTRY
A curse be upon you
May you find yourself
in a Virgin Pendolino toilet -
the ‘unlock’ and ‘alert driver’ buttons
desecrated by my own hands.
May you shudder your way to
and be assaulted by The South.
We are coming for you, with
correctly punctuated and pronounced.
May your excuses prove obsolete,
and your protests gagged out as
Southern electricity is passed
through your body until you are
May you awaken and love me.
May you awaken and love me again.
The overwhelming feeling from this was obsessive love… and so I created this piece (which could be hung on a wall, or placed on a shelf – who knows!).