I thought I was a gnu from a nature documentary narrated by David Attenborough in the 1970s. I would see them, crossing a river with their arse in the jaws of a crocodile or lion or with their guts being eaten by hyenas still trying to carry on, still getting up and fighting back.
The gnu became my spirit animal. Ugly, ungainly, unprobable somehow and totally unstoppable.
This print has an augmented reality component. If you point your device at it, it comes alive with audio and video.
1. Turn up your volume
2. Download the Wikitude app
3. Enter "Tom Smith"
4. Point at the painting
My work is often about perception and self delusion, how the parameters of truth, or reality are all agreed constructs, a lie we are all complicit in.
I work both digitally, and traditionally, albeit in day and ultraviolet paint.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.