Deborah Griffin — Artist based in London, UK

BEAUTIFUL & DAMNED

ForSweet 'Art at Stash Gallery

“She Walks In Beauty Like The Gathering Storm" (2018)
print on canvas

“The clear protagonist of this work is death. She is stern and elegant, as she poses gracefully in her dark silk dress. Behind her is her home; the sombre castle and the abandoned cemetery. A storm is gathering above the coast-town, as her faceless head disappears in the clothes-Death is matter and spirit. Here, Griffin is building a narrative, as she sets a horror-like scene by appropriating gothic imagery. The protagonist is as powerful as the storm building up above her. The visual comparison leaves the viewer to relate the symbol of "Mother Nature” with the idea of Death as female.”

Sweet 'Art 2018