Inspired by the frescos and reliefs in remains from ancient Greece and the reconstructions made from them, Branton’s series Holy Ground looks at the aesthetic quality and mystery of the fragment. Branton creates his fragments by composing and painting the entire scene first to look like a lost painting by George Stubbs or Jean Baptiste Oudry.
Branton then carefully chooses the section that will become the fragment, cuts it out and discards the rest. From the fragment, the viewer can reconstruct their own painting and create their own fable from the clues left behind.
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Giclée Prints are available from The ArtCircus Print Gallery