Following on from my 2016 piece entitled ‘Marry Me Bitch!’ from Beauty & The Beast I wanted to create something different, albeit using the same powerful colour ways and capture the emotion between the two characters to be in line with this collection.
So using the style you see in this piece I have looked to depict and amplify the passion between the two dancers, to showcase the sense of surrender by Belle in her partner’s arms whilst also capturing the movement of the dance in an abstract fashion. Parts of the image move vertically in comparison to others that move horizontally whilst some are more prominent – it is the balance of creating depth and shape whilst leaving some of the facial detail softer to embrace those who love to imagine that they are Belle, or the Beast maybe!.
Without doubt this narrative has a dark side to it and works beautifully against all things good, the detailing within the background depicts this with subtle elements moving out from the shadows towards the characters that interact with the tiny lighting details. My hope for this piece is that I have done this adored image justice and taken it to a different place that embraces what this collection is all about, showcasing the lengths and sacrifices that people will go to for love.