50 x 30 cm | 18 x 11 in
Original painting in oil on professionally made, cradled birch plywood, 2.6cm deep. Edges left showing the smooth, raw wood.
Part of the 2018 Ambition Bird body of work. "...it is through poetry that we give name to those ideas which are, until the poem, nameless and formless - about to be birthed, but already felt..." - Audre Lorde.
Toni Cogdell paints portraits of unsaid moments and unseen thoughts, the poetry which resides in daily life and in transitory moments. There is a sense of universality, an interest in the human condition.. “The Water’s Gift” portrays a woman, lost in thought, painted in rich tones which complement and merge with the background. Cogdell’s figures stand in ambiguous settings emphasising an intent focus on the cerebral. Every piece is painted with a carefully balanced palette and distinctive, contemplative composition.
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