DREADLOCKS. Oil, 36" x 24". © Fergus A Ryan, 2012
Sunlight and skylight streaming through a window skip across a thoughtful figure. The reflective downward look is a foil for the edgy urban dresscode. The leather jacket, T-shirt, dreadlocks and ribbons make this a work of art before it was painted.
There are abstract elements to Dreadlocks. The formal rectangles of the door contrast with a series of circles in the figure. The circle formed by the girl’s arms are echoed by a series of circles from the ‘smiley’ design, T-shirt neckline, necklace and face to the sunlit hair.
Dreadlocks was included in the Royal Hibernian Academy's 182nd annual exhibition 2012, along with Lightkeeper.
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