"Several of the paintings in the series came from just watching the dancers move; setting up the lighting and just letting them dance freestyle till they were sweating and exhausted, then continuing on past breaking point, while gathering hundreds of photographs.

 

Cruel, I know

 

What really grabbed me later was how much these images looked like scenes from a crucifixion rather than a dance - to me anyway. What a real crucifixion might be like. More so perhaps than any of the other crucifixion-inspired pieces I've done. Less stylised and more horribly real, although only parts of the body are seen.

 

It's the suffering of the flesh, for me."

Breaking Art XIX

PROJECT: Breaking Art

an unlikely union between classical fine art and breakdance

oil on canvas

2015

55 x 80cm

 

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ELIZABETH EMMA TOOTH

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