Mixed Media by Debra Taylor
Oil and Resin on Board
Roses on Parade
The concept behind Roses on Parade follows the flux within a narcissistic relationship and is based on personal experience of the artist. Here the roses, symbolising the relationship, are paraded and admired for their beauty and innocence and then subsequently torn away with each step she falls deeper within the grips of the narcissist.
Alongside an interest in portraiture, my practice investigates the intimacy of relationships from their birth through to death and is partially influenced by life experience. It looks at the all consuming “throw of passion,” family dynamics, divorce to online dating and infidelity and will often resonate with the viewer because of its pervasive theme. Some research has taken me online into dating sites and chatrooms to explore the themes of intimacy further.