Parliament of Fowles 2: Rooks (2018, wax on paper)

In this lively evocation of a noisy, busy treetop rookery the ‘Parliament’ of the series title takes on a more localised meaning, as the collective noun for rooks (corvus frugilegus) is in fact a ‘Parliament’, referring to the folk myth that the birds hold communal court sessions to adjudicate on the theft by houseproud rooks…

[VISITING ARTIST] Chargers (2018, acrylic on canvas)

This lyrical figurative painting represents a rare departure for Pipsinella from her more austerely contemporary conceptual work. Rich colours and dense composition evoke medieval tapestry, while the two heavy horses depicted in motion across the canvas hint at the power and drama of the vanished age of chivalry. And yet the painter’s vantage point, well…

Archetypes 1: The Erl-King (2018, watercolour)

This series makes a deeper exploration of themes seen emerging from the ‘landscape of the soul’ concept elaborated in Landscapes 6: The House In The Woods. Drawing on Jungian notions of mythic archetypes as the deep structures of culture, society and the human soul, The Erl-King opens the series with a dark and driving work…