Badge Huntsman, Neosparassus

Paintings

Finalist

Oil on canvas, 134x140cm

The beauty inherent within themes of collapse and decay is a thread that runs through much of my work. The dead Badge Huntsman was challenging for an arachnophobic painter, although it became paradoxically less able to excite my irrational fears when blown up on the large canvas. What was previously unknown, small and terrifying no longer engenders the same anxiety.

by Nicholas Blowers