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Branches

The start of all the linear paintings was this modified study of the actual Raft of the Medusa, the plans of which are still held by the French Navy, so I was able to build a scale model from which I derived this painting. Gericault also built a model of the raft in his studio where he painted his famous work. Branches, nests, rafts, all interrelated, all providing nurture and support.

Study of the Raft of the Medusa. Oil on canvas. 122 x 155cm

Branch Meditation 2. 91 x 153cm. Oil on canvas.

Branch Meditation 1. 101 x 152cm. Oil on canvas.

Branch Meditation 3. 91 x 153cm. Oil on canvas.

Branch Meditation 4. 102 x 128cm. Oil on canvas.