Another post-it note and monoprint collage, drawn over with fine liner ink pen. The subject I found was mythology. The unicorn/ zebra/pegasus is adding all the elements I like together, the merman is holding a cornucopia from which fish are leaping. A bit of fun.
Oil on board 1985, so a long time ago. Don’t remember why I did it but I do like stained glass windows and I designed the one above our front door (a cat). It also seems to be breathing smoke, so there might be a bit of dragon in it! I think I was going a bit Clarice Cliff too!
Sometimes I go a bit mad, these two were drawn in the sketcher free app, using the ribbon tool on it. I don’t use it very often anymore.
Horses are portrayed as mythical, but why not Zebras? The blue/turquoise make a good background. With the pens set to make a pattern like wirework. I wanted something dramatic and interesting.
If cats had wings would they chase birds in the sky? Would pigeons be safe? Would they swoop down like owls and catch voles from on high?
Horses have Pegasus, cats could be mythological, why not. They were worshipped as gods in Egypt, imagine them flying up to tree tops. Mioawing a Dawn chorus.
With genetic modification they could grow huge wings to allow them to hover like drones, waiting to see when their owners come home, spiralling down to perch on feeding stations.
Their coats could be patterned with spirals and chequer boards in blues and purples.
Why does the horse fly?
No wings, does it levitate?
Or is it a magic stallion ?
Or tied up with string
Flying cables, high wires?
Horsehead nebula in the sky?
Pegasus chased by Orion?
Old rocking horse or fairground ride,
Extreme dream, circus show,
Witches ride bareback
Pegasus Flies high
Up into the cerulean deep blue sky
Never to return
I thought I would try out another haiku. Maybe I should do limericks too!
I’m not a poet, and I know it!