Prized Beast of the Lord High Vicar, Sic Semper Vermis

Edward Wilkinson (Gallery Attendant)

Acrylic on canvas

These two pieces explore the sympathetic nature of the outsider. A melancholic expression is implied in both figures. They are portrayed isolated in the frame, while their pairing implies that they share a commonality. Their scale upon the canvas is intended to express approachability, as is the harmlessness of their postures and the use of rounded shapes in their bodies. Both share elements of comfort and discomfort: their environment, their physicality, or some discordant grief. The intention is to invoke a sense of condolence or compassion for them.