Street Tales – Red Hood

This painting is inspired by Red Riding Hood; with the hood reference connecting nicely with the street.

Street Tales
This painting is from a series based around traditional folk narratives set in woods – Red Riding Hood, Herne the Hunter, The Green Man… The ancient forest was always a place of anarchy and danger – where you could lose yourself. City and urbanscapes are our modern equivalents.
I find words very interesting when they are legible in a painting. Not only do they symbolise meaning (perhaps a narrative or a title) but they also have their own cultural typographical language, signifing a time, place and culture. Sign writing as street art demonstrates this perfectly. Regardless of whether the viewer can read the words, the written forms and codes of graffiti always indicate a time and place.

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