Cellotape / Ripping their life away

As I mentioned previously, I’ve returned to using cellotape to erase the figure. This is my favourite technique as I love how you get 2 outcomes; the harsh realisation of the removed figure and the fragile repairing and restoration of the figure – this really sums up my emotions toward death. Below are my further experiments with the cellotape:


Kurt Cobain:


Amy Winehouse:


Heath Ledger:


Jimi Hendrix:


Robin Williams:


Although I love this technique, I feel it need’s more to it to achieve a final piece. Between the two, I much prefer the printed cellotape; I really like the cracking effect of the cellotape – almost like cracked glass – I will experiment putting the cellotape onto smashed glass, to see if this improves.


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