Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Static Motion, 16" x 18", Mixed media on paper


This is my entry into Karin Jurick's DSFDF!

Some of you might know why I have interpreted this as a boxer, who has lost 2 rounds and is almost knocked off balance! He is sitting down at the interval before the third round, looking dazed. He has just escaped a knock out and he is feeling the pain! Thoughts are running through his head....Can I go on? Is it worth it? Should I just throw in the towel?......This is exactly how I felt after the British Airways voting didn't favour me for a second time! But then- This work is about static motion- That period where you contemplate, think, ponder and plan your next move. Like this boxer I am DETERMINED, EVEN MORE FIRED UP! This fight has to continue, this foe has to be defeated! I can make it! So even while working on this boxer- I felt the surge of energy and belief and also I added words, positive words on to the drawing, some of which you may not be able to see on the monitor screen, but they are all motivational phrases and that's it! STATIC MOTION- I may be static, but I am moving, planning my next move and I'm rest assured this battle is not mine but God's! VICTORY IS NIGH! Get up and stick in there!



(detail)

This piece was done with willow charcoal, ink, acrylic, coloured pencil and fixative on dark grey paper.

12 comments:

Glenda Mosher said...

I'm fascinated by your mixed media approach. This is really cool.

Ann Rogers said...

Your entries are always a "knockout"!

dominique eichi said...

Your boxer is beautiful. It is a reflection of you and what you are going through . The beautiful part also is God has given you His golden gloves you are so precious to Him but your hands hold even more glory now that you are fighting and knocking out the enemy with your determination. He is a proud 1 Tim.1:18

Claire said...

This is stunning! I love the static energy crackling all around him, you just know he is going to get up and fight the next round with all of his heart and soul. Well done!!!!

adebanji said...

Thanks Glenda, Ann and Claire!
Dominique! I believe this one MORE than EVER! I say a heart Amen!

Sally Tharp said...

This is wonderful! It has such a rich, beautiful feel to it..

Jane Hunt said...

I love your interpretation - this is just wonderful!

Dean H. said...

Love your unique rendition, Adebanji.

Your commentary is right on...God will always put you where you should be. Just listen.....

Chartan said...

cool technique!

Odunayo said...

I love the movement in this one. Nice! It seems you only do black and white, have you ever worked with color or is it something you choose not to work with?

Love the blog! :)

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adebanji said...

Thanks Sally, Jane, Dean and Chartan!
Thanks Odunayo, I only realized that I have been working in black and white recently- pls check my website www.adebanjialade.co.uk to view a wide variety of my works, especially in colour.

Kaushal Sapre said...

Hey Adebanji, I loved your interpretation of the photo. The play of light in this sketch is beautiful. You are an amazing artist and I am sure that you will be successful in your endeavours. All the best!