The Story of 'Storm Man'

Posted by Jet James on

 

The story of 'Storm Man' begins with a portrait of David Gulpilil.  I thought he was a fitting subject as a portrait as it became aware to me of his deteriorating health to one of Australia's most  iconic indigenous Australian actors.

 

 

As a child I watched the movie 'storm boy'  and fell in love with the Australian adventure, I watched it several times!  The work that I have created is loosely based on him and it’s done in a way to celebrate his spirit.

The work is  created  on plywood with charcoals, acrylic paints, spray paints graphite,  I also sanded and etched the wood surface.

 For me the work embodies his strength & wisdom , with a subtle connection back to country. This is done in a way, where the portrait and the background merge together within the picture plane.

 The original of this sold before completion after a customer saw it in my Yeppoon Gallery .  I then proceeded to put it onto social media and I was blown away about how many resonated with the work.  It wasn't something I expected. It's so humbling to know it reached so many people across the world, but even more special to know that a print found a home amongst the Gulpili family. 

 

FINE ART PRINTS AVAILABLE HERE :  STORM MAN 


Share this post



← Older Post Newer Post →


8 comments

  • mBaDsChrZUz

    LZAhtWHbSa on
  • cqFOyBEzWnxbUJop

    gPdCXpnzJSavIoL on
  • AdmOFrypzIJCkw

    JOXKxBcqlfoFuhY on
  • MungJHvaqNYG

    tyvGEsTJOxWHBa on
  • EwUlqbVgzZChtp

    iGjUBeFTACf on

Leave a comment