Let Down

36 Let Down A4 rgb

2017 – A2 (420mm x 594mm)
Greylead and acrylic

Shell smashed, juices flowing
Wings twitch, legs are going
Don’t get sentimental, it always ends up drivel

One day, I am gonna grow wings
A chemical reaction
Hysterical and useless
Hysterical and
Let down and hanging around…
– Radiohead, ‘Let Down’

The end of this song always gives me a sense of peace as if I’m gently falling, and I’ve always associated it with pinks, blues and greys. I wanted to capture these colours and at the same time bring the lyrics to life, with the image of a girl growing wings (“a chemical reaction”).