The Voice
The Voice
Inkjet on watercolour paper
90 x 67.5 centimeters

Edvard Munch's psychologically haunting art has always been a favourite of mine and I kicked off this series of digital prints reimagining The Voice, sometimes known by its alternative title, A Summer Night's Dream.

Finding an interpretation I was happy with proved to be incredibly elusive despite several reworkings. The simulated depth of field which resulted in the blurred background helped suggest the marginal light atmospherics and pushing the figure to side of the picture plane relieved the rigidity imposed by the horizontal and vertical background elements. Ironically, the minimalism of The Voice which initially made it appear to be a safe choice proved to be unpredictably problematic.

Edvard Munch, The Voice: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston