Temple No.39 Abracadabra series
The original drawing was made in the world heritage city of Rhodes after walking around the enormous and awe-inspiring walled castle and grounds in the historic old town that were once occupied by the Christian knight's Templar and similar. Although far from romantic in reality, this heart, in its green knight cladding, gold decoration and pink centre, idealises the myth of courtly love.
Ink and acrylic on paper. Often these drawings have a metallic ink element that reflects light, please see additional images of the drawing.
Drawing is approximately 15cm/6 inches on 20cm /8 inch paper
Titled, dated and signed by artist with certificate of authenticity.
Also available as a print.
About the Abracadabra collection.
The 66 drawings of the 66 letters of the Abracadabra talisman are the starting point for a creative process.
I have always had a strong desire for change which manifests in the diversity of my artwork. This constant desire for difference and stimulation, flow, flux, and movement, feels like a physical need and imperative for my creative development.
This same need to explore and encounter the unknown has meant that travel has been a big part of my life for the last 20 years or so. I have set up makeshift studios in many different places and cultures, producing work directly from my environment. My Abracadabra works are an example of these travel-inspired works.
Every one of these original 66 Abracadabra drawings is influenced by or leads to other more significant works such as paintings or sculptures. Most were completed whilst travelling 2016 - 2019 and at home during covid, taking 5 years to complete by 2022.
All carry an influence on my surroundings and what was going on around me at that time, colours, light, people, places, memories, moods and behaviour.
Please visit my ABRACADABRA page to read more about the ideas behind these works.