Josie Morway dropped me an email yesterday sharing her latest group of work along with filling me in on her inspiration and thoughts behind her new direction. I recieved the email at work and my jaw dropped. Obviously, I am partial as I love Josie's work - but her new group is really powerful. As she explains below, she is still working within the same vein - but she is clearly pushing her boundaries. More about Josie's work from...Josie!
"I'm still working with birds and wildlife, but trying to work with more frenetic, dynamic shots. I wasn't going far enough with my desire to explore ideas of wildness vs. domesticity, and cultural symbols of both. In these recent pieces, I'm working with images of interiors that present our icons of decadence, wealth, and luxury. I'm also interested in finding some interiors that speak in different coded messages beyond luxury... I thought these just made the most interesting initial contrasts."
Josie gives a little detail on each piece:
The first painting [above top and detail above] shows a magpie fight, and the bar at the Duck and Bunny Inn. The second [two images, below] shows a red tail hawk hunting, and Yves Saint Laurent's guest bedroom.
The third [painting, below] is in progress, showing another magpie fight [with] the damask wall of Yves Saint Laurent's dressing room on a sunny afternoon.