Wednesday, October 15, 2008
At the mercy of the elements
Michael is doing a lot of earth, fire, air, water stuff at present. Mostly inspired by a cartoon called Avatar, where shaven-headed mystic oriental types do a lot of "fire bending", "air bending" and whooshy martial arts hand movements. There might be four tribes who are represented by the four elements, or something. Anyway - his performances of "air bending" (throwing dirt with an inscrutable expression) and "fire bending" (waving arms like human eggbeater with extremely wide stance) are amusing us. The elements thing is also a theme in his drawings. This one has beautiful overlapping colours. The white circle at bottom left is air, the other three are water, fire and earth from left to right.'