Hand-cut collage - 2018
Freud’s concept of the death drive refers to the human propensity to become fixated on and relive traumatic events; to master, in advance, the inevitability of death.
Freud believed all life was governed by the ‘pleasure principle’ or the will to live a full and self-determined life. When we experience a traumatic event, we are not only reminded of the inevitability of our own death but we are also made aware that our life could end prematurely or on a wrong path. To rectify this, we become obsessed with the trauma, and the sequence of events that led to it, to avoid such a sequence in the future, so that we may evolve towards our destruction in a manner of our own choosing.
Originally from New Zealand, I now live on the Isle of Man.
My collages primarily concern the human condition, with reference to psychology, religion, philosophy, history, pop-culture and more.
My paintings are primarily abstract and explore the beauty of color and form and my love of intricate detail.
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.