1. Bone Black

2017-Ongoing
Franklin D Roosevelt has his 2nd helping (2022)


Oil on Board - (Homemade Bone Black)


           
Building on the themes of previous work Bone Black further explores the relationship between material and depiction of an artwork. This series of paintings is made using a pigment produced by the artist from chicken bones, charred and then ground into a black oil paint. The monochrome works become a dialogue between image and truth, painting and object.

Whilst solely focused on stories of chicken, the paintings start to draw lines between different themes relating to our own existence. Sometimes quite overtly in choosing to paint politicians with chicken or the scene of a flood at a chicken farm but at other times more subtle nods to gender, devotion & power. Whilst these different subjects play out in the individual paintings the body of work as a whole can’t help but remind us of our own personal and collective existence and act as a reminder that we are all dust.

Reclining Nudes (Two British roast chickens in Morrisons, Margate) (2022)



President Eisenhower takes a look at a ham and some chickens (2022)

$50,000 Fire (2021)

Huddled on a Roof (2021)
Roland Anderson Burns Chickens (2022)


Eggwina (2021)

Closed on Sunday (2020)


Cobb 500 (2018)

Estes Kefauver (2021)

Nelson Rockerfeller (2021)

Wing Bowl #002 (The Locust) (2020)

Chicken of Tomorrow Queen (2019)

Colonel Sanders (2019)

920 Chickens (2019)

Moroccan Chicken Stall (2018)

Wing Bowl #001 (Molly Schuyler) (2018)

Drumstick (2017)




Mark