When my father first saw this painting yesterday he said something along the lines of "It's nice but it's a bit grim, why don't you try something else?" It was then that it became clear that this piece of art will have a completely different feeling if you have not read the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This work of art is my interpretation of what I imagine the character Boo Radley to look like. Boo is described to us through the eyes of a child and we are led to believe that he is the weird man next door who never leaves the house, that there is something wrong with him, something sinister. The kids in the neighbourhood believe that he eats children and small animals and that he poisons the apples that fall from his tree. I wont spoil the book for you but I believe Boo Radley to be a very important creation in the history of modern literature, he teaches us about prejudice, fear and rather conversely, kindness and the warmth of the human spirit. I felt a deep adoration for him when reading this masterpiece and it made me wonder whether there may be a Boo Radley in my own neighbourhood.
|'Boo Radley', 18"x22", acrylics & conte, 2011. SOLD ~ "Will you take me home?"|
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