Maria Gordon is a self-taught illustrator and designer based in Madrid. Her work is inspired by European folk art, children’s illustration, and her own vivid and delicate pictorial world. In her work, if highly decorative and pleasing, each figure, fruit and flower carries a meaning or symbolism that changes and deepens the work’s meaning.
This collection of watercolours demonstrates the recurrent themes and imagery in her world of contrasts: where innocence and experience, purity and lust, flora and fauna, city and country settings, all battle while co-existing in a lyrical balance.
The Path was inspired by German Neofolk band Sonne Hagal's song, The Shape of Things to Come:
The shapes of things to come A symphony of sorrowful songs From the weary essence of things Rises a new born sun
My candle burns at both ends It will not last the night But, ah my foes and oh, my friends It gives a lovely light! Safe upon the solid rock The ugly houses stands Come and see my shining palace Built upon the sand
The secret passion glows A fresh draught from the font of universal light The cloudy essence of dreams Within the beau of aroused Youth
Reflections of the past Whoever says the truth shall die! The unresting essence of love Ordains: What rises must decline!
Watercolour on 300 gr Arches paper Measurements: 28.4 x 21 cm (A4) / A3 framed
£160 unframed / £170 framed
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