TIM BUDDEN

ARTIST

2016

I found some decaying leaves. Their ‘flesh’ had gone leaving a delicate pattern of veins. I attempted to replicate their complexity by pouring paint onto paper, letting it dry, then cutting out the shapes and patterns I saw. The colors are based on the environment around me – some natural, some not, some garish, some bright, some dark.

 

Once done the works took on a life of their own. These complex organic worlds seem to float aimlessly. Look carefully and inside each one there is a butterfly. Are these butterflies trapped or are they the rulers of these kingdoms? Through lighting shadows are cast revealing a fleeting world full of dark secrets.

Earthstar
Earthstar

2012 | 70cm diameter Acrylic on Cut Paper

Earthstar detail
Earthstar detail

2012 | 70cm diameter Acrylic on Cut Paper

Lost Soul
Lost Soul

2013 | 100cm diameter Acrylic on cut paper, Cut Silk Paper

Lost Soul detail
Lost Soul detail

2013 | 100cm diameter Acrylic on cut paper, Cut Silk Paper

Saprophyte
Saprophyte

2012 | 70cm diameter Acrylic on Cut Paper

Saprophyte detail
Saprophyte detail

2012 | 70cm diameter Acrylic on Cut Paper

Rhizosphere
Rhizosphere

2012 | 62 x 44cm Acrylic on Cut Paper

Rhizosphere detail
Rhizosphere detail

2012 | 62 x 44cm Acrylic on Cut Paper

Pink Mist
Pink Mist

2012 | 53 x 47cm Acrylic on Cut Paper