I love dragons!
For me, dragons are symbolic of the power of nature, reminding me how fragile and vulnerable our species is. They appear in many cultures around the world, and their origin could be traced to early man occasionally finding the bones or fossils of very large and long creatures that no longer seemed to be around. I also like the curves, colours and shapes that are often found in dragon imagery.
Here are some of the drawings I have been priveleged to make of dragons over the years:
Gold Dragon, painted with acrylic paint on a sheet of upholstery cloth in 2009
Dragon Shtiggle, sketched with oil pastels and black-filled on a computer, in 2007
Gold ultra-violet Dragon, painted on the four walls (and three doors(, the ceilling and the floor, of a very small black room in East Oxford in 2006.
Drum and Sax, painted on a friend’s lounge wal in 2006
Skater Dragon, painted at the East Oxford Skateboard Ramps on Meadow Lane in 2005
Dragon Sneak, drawn with a 4-colour woolworth’s biro, in the early 1990s
Black Dragon head, drawn with biros in the late 1990s
Green Dragon head, drawn with biros in the early 1990s
Gold Dragon Head, biro, early 1990s
Wounded Dragon, drawn with a biro for a gothic short story, published in Sheherazade magazine, in the early 1990s
Dragon Kiss, biro drawing, late 1980s
Gaia Dragon, acrylic on denim, late 1980s