Significance with Purity Significance with Purity
Significance with Purity

Significance with Purity

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Growing up, it was always impressed on me that white represented, Purity, Good, maybe represented by Virginity? This particularly, I think in relation to women more than men but not exclusive, in the sense that it was chaste? As well as the Host in the ‘Holy’ Communion.

In some countries, probably Catholic, it was tradition to hang out the white bed sheet after the wedding night spattered with blood. What’s that all about? Is it a celebration of women hood or announcing she’s no longer pure?

In adulthood white or the idea of it has been proved to be anything but!

The early Crusades. The Crusaders and their horses are often portrayed wearing white tunics with red crosses. Is the red significant, to the bloodshed they spilt? For some the idea of White supremacy represented by the ideology of the Ku Klux Klan or the Arian Master Race and once again the Church and it’s so called ‘Holiness’!’ Now tells me/us a very different story!




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W 8.00" x H 10.00"
W 20.32 cm x H 25.40 cm
A3 DaVinci Archival White
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About the Artist

Studied Visual Communication at Medway College of Art and Design from 1976-79, and moved to London in 1980. After working as a photographic assistant to commercial photographer Gary Bryan for 3 years, he decided to set up his own studio in Chelsea in 1983, specialising in high quality still life ...

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