Flashback to my Cockaigne painting which was made for the inaugural Qld Figurative Award at the RQAS in 2014.
The theme motivating the imagery was the ancient myth of Cockaigne. An inspiration was the important painting titled the "Land of Cockaigne" by Pieter Bruegel, in Munich. His influential picture is one of my earliest art memories and has come back to my mind constantly throughout the years.
My painting is a soft interpretation of the themes in Cockagine and it was designed to be evocative and not explicit.
At the time I was looking a lot at the Berlin artist Ruprecht von Kaufmann, especially his works from 2008-10. Ruprecht was later to help me a lot and support my work as a mentor.
This post gives a sense of the process used for most pictures which I create.