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The 21 Grams Collection / Katy Jade Dobson

21 Grams

A painting is the artist’s sigh on a canvas, the silhouette of their shadow, and their 21 grams.

An early 20th Century physician hoped to measure the mass of the human soul. He believed it to weigh 21 grams. Thought to be as real and prominent as a vital organ, yet no physical attributes could be found. Artists and scientists alike hunted for information on the location of the soul in the body to find that it rests on nothing seen by the eyes. This ideal that represents an entire being does not exist in physicality, yet we see it.

Each piece is an appreciation of it’s subject and a love for my inspirations. A collection ensouled and a moment in time captured in a prism, reflecting my everything onto a canvas.

Physically, this collection is about texture and atmosphere. Years of techniques, new avenues and an ache to work on my subjects in such a way has driven the visuals of the paintings forward. Finding the best translation for the essence of the subjects I had admired. Each individual oil painting has seen its own process of layers added and taken away with large movements and minuscule detail. Understanding calm natured species, tender families, frenzied ferocity and frantic outbursts of wingspans were a catalyst that helped begin this body of work. Otherworldly figures adorned with symbolism, with studies based on colours and shades have added a dimension that laces together through each disjointed section in harmony. Soft sombre states of negative space, with a kaleidoscope of jewel colours and embellishments all build the subject up from the inside out.

To register an interest in any original oil paintings or prints available, contact info@wishboneart.co.uk or head to my affiliate page to locate your closest gallery.

Birds-Virtue-1

Virtue / Original Oil Painting 40×50″ / Limited Edition Print of 75

Tiger-Bellicore

Bellicose / Original Oil Painting 40×50″ / Limited Edition Prints of 195

Flamingo-Flamingo

Flamboyant / Original Oil Painting 40×50″ / Limited Edition Print of 75

Doe-Doe-eyed-1

Doe-Eyed / Original Oil Painting 25×35″ / Limited Edition Print of 75

Family of stags

Eminence / Original Oil Painting 40×50″ / Limited Edition Print of 195

Elephants-Opaline

Opaline / Original Oil Painting 25×35 / Limited Edition Print of 75

Ram-Eyo

Ego / Original Oil Painting 25×36″ / Limited Edition Print of 75

Peakocks-Devine

Divine / Original Oil Painting 25×35″ / Limited Edition Print of 75

Family of bears-Bears Dewfid

Devoted / Original Oil Painting 40×50″ / Limited Edition Print of 75

Giraffes-Grace

Gracile / Original Oil Painting 40×50″ / Limited Edition Print of 75Fish-KoiKoi / Original Oil Painting 25×35″

Sea horses-Luminous

Luminous / Original Oil Painting 25×35″

Woman with butterflys-Vaporaus

Vaporous / Original Oil Painting 25×35″ / Limited Edition Print of 75

Woman with bees-Swarm

Swarm / Original Oil Painting 40×50″ / Limited Edition Print of 75

Woman with cherubs-Rapture

Rapture / Original Oil Painting 40×50″

Woman with flowers-Temple

Temple / Original Oil Painting 25×35″

Blue birds-Prussian-1

Phthalo / Original Oil Painting 25×35″ / Limited Edition Print of 45

Purple birds-Dioxadine

Dioxazine / Original Oil Painting 25×35″ / Limited Edition Print of 45

Magenta birds-Magenta

Magenta / Original Oil Painting 25×35″

Red birds-Alizarin

Alizarin / Original Oil Painting 25×35″

Gold birds-Ochre

Ochre / Original Oil Painting 25×35″ / Limited Edition Print of 45

Green birds-Emerald

Emerald / Original Oil Painting 25×35″

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