Untitled, with Shears 02 - 2012 follows Untitled, Standing - 2012
in being based on depictions of mythological female characters in Pre-Raphaelite
art, but then adds a subtle note of surrealism with the inclusion of a bizarre pair of
deer-foot shears from a local flea market.
The concept for these photographs came from an email discussion between Paul
Watson and Alice Kemp about plans for a new
collaborative series of photographs to start off 2012.
“I keep having recurring notions of a re-creating Pre-Raphaelite classics.” Ms Kemp
wrote to Paul Watson in November 2011. Needless to say, as the discussion continued
the concept morphed from straight re-creations to “in
the style of…” with a
healthy dose of “weird” thrown in for good measure.