From the Shoulders of Giants

2014

From the Shoulders of Giants

Continuing my explorations into identity, memory, influence and originality, this book and the works that it accompanies, asks questions about influence, reality and perception.

The series of self-portraits in this book are composed by layering images, paintings and projections of artists that I consider are my "giants". The book evokes a fantastical and haunting feeling of magic and trickery, smoke and mirrors.

Considering how an artist's development and practice is influenced by works of other artists, I attempt to question whether true originality really exists. By referencing artists I consider giants, by bringing their work and influence into my works, I pay homage.

Signed copies are available for US$49.99 email david@davidboyce.net

2014