Shakespearean Identity Oil Painting

Shakespearean Identity Oil Painting

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I have an appreciation for Shakespeare plays, and the way in which gender is explored in a remarkably forward-thinking way. Inspired by this I created this oil on canvas painting to explore the fluidity of gender that I experience, and translated it through the realm of Shakespearean theatre and costume. The protagonist here brushes their hand over the pond below, and staring back is an ever-changing reflection. Your point of view is called into question, as you’re staring at a reflection - the only “solid” thing here is the hand that reaches towards the water. The protagonists identity is ambiguous and as fluid as the rolling waves of the pond below.

Dimensions - 36in x 24in