'Bacchanalia' Series


The bacchanalia were wild and mystic festivals of the Roman god Bacchus: the wine god. The term has since come to describe any form of drunken revelry. This series of small scale works takes as loose inspiration this Classical festival of ultimate decadence and animalistic pleasure.

Here, the revellers are seen on their way to a modern fancy dress party wearing costumes and carrying attributes reflective of their own inner hopes, dreams and fears on their journey through life. The unfathomable inner 'maze' explored in 'Labyrinths' through the Rubik's Cube and blindfolded Minotaur; the shy boy hidden beneath the aggressive crocodile mask carrying a black balloon; 'The Chase' shows 'Love' with the conventional face of romance over-laid by its natural animal desires; the business-man-white-rabbit shackled to Man's own restrictive invention of Time: the rabbit hole opening up behind to become a gaping abyss overlooked by an ominous black crow: all serve as a reminder that one must enjoy and make the most of life as 'the uninvited guest' is on his way to the 'party' whether we like it or not...