Goldenfish

This tiny texture-craft image has been chosen to head this website because of it's personal meaning to Finela, as it came about some time before the arrival of her two precious children.

Copyright of work:   Please note that the artist retains all copyright of her images, and that all rights are reserved. 

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Welcome to figure work by Finela Moore

2006 & 2007 & beyond....

 

 

"Dream of a sleeping dancer"

2007

 

 

 

"Bedroom eyes"

2007

 

 

 

"A Christmas story"

2006

 

Loved

beloved

caressed from clay

Who knit your genes?

Tousled your curls?

Folded your most intimate corners?

Loved

beloved

Slipped in Yesterday

Who cleaned your stain?

Robed you in white?

Dressed your head gold?

Loved

beloved

Who hides small inside?

Glory condensed extraordinary

Borne of an ordinary Saint?

 

 

 

 

"The road less travelled"

2006

 

a painting inspired by the Scott-Peck book of the same title

60 inches x 60 inches in quadtic

 

 

 

 

"Past and future"

2006

Three panels set adjacent, depicting a figure in an abstract environment

 

"Selected body parts in repose"

 

"Nursing Mother"

 

 

"Standing figure"

 

 

 

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"Striding Eve objectified"


Eve, eternal Woman, Angel and Superhero, the ultimate introvert, flies through Neverland while in a deep trance,

oblivious to anything exept her own internal state. 

She is powerful, muscular, defined, like an oympic run, a superwoman, yet still supremely vulnerable.

 

 

 

 

"Moongirl sleeping in the shade of the sun"

 

Moongirl is a repeating theme in Moore's art, a play on the star-sign "Cancer", ruled supposedly by the moon. 

The sun would be "The Perfect Man" that she dreams about, someone to "complete her", and make her world come alive, a fairytale princess waiting for her prince. 

Moongirl lies tranquil, patiently, waiting in a state of sleep. 

This touches on the archetypal longing for a mate.

 

 

 

"How Great the Leaping"

 

Moore has explored the leaping image at length.

It expresses the greatness of triumph over everything evil, the greatness of overcoming. 

The figure is spiritual, an angel and a saint.  She is winged, fantastical, a superwoman held back and held down by nothing. 

 

 

 

 

 

"Saint the Angel"

 

This following image shows the figure in retreat, leaving with just a glance over her shoulder, eyes closed, still in a trance. 

The body is still considered perfect, although slightly stylized, with the muscular development of olympic athletes, although slightly less defined.

 Thus, the figure is still feminine and rounded, vulnerable and beautiful.  The arms are not shown here, leaving the possibility that her arms might fade off into esoteric wings. 

She is after all just a two-dimensional image on a canvas, and as such has no use for arms.....

 

 

 

"Moongirl ponygirl"

 

The woman at play, funloving, etherial.

 

 

 

 

 

These works are all 40 inches square, in mixed media on stretched exhibition quality canvas. 

Colours used vary between very muted taupe, pale blue or beige and very rich highlights in pure hues, blue, red and yellow. 

They are then all varnished in shades of sepia, beige or brown.  The halo is distressed gold leaf, sometimes appearing copper, sometimes bronze.

 

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"Thinking In Purple"

This group of images belong to a phase of work that Moore refers to as "thinking in purple." 

The figures have moved further from classic
"beauty" toward distorted and even odd proportions. 

These paintings celebrate the ordinary, the wierd and the strange, and generally represent a departure from the "square" to thinking outside the square.

"Deemed fit in purple"

The figure, eyes closed, lies back in gentle repose, while around her there are elements that are electric in colour, dynamic in motion. 

It has been a difficult painting to photograph as it is glossy and the colour has not come out in the correct intensity here. 

 

 

 

 

"Purple as a state of mind"

 

This is a playful painting showing lovers against a rich deep red background. 

They have body piercings and other jewellery, and look like they belong in our own time and space, yet they have elements that hint at pre-classical Greek culture, featuring the Minator, the feared bull-man, a creature from Greek Mythology.

This is a fun painting playing with symbology that is not normal in Moore's repertoire.

 

 

 

"Purple & poetry and reality peels away"

 

 

This image is of a woman drifting effortlessly through time and space, wearing jewellery and underwear. 

She is short-limbed, overweight and possibly physically challenged in some way.  Yet she floats in a universe beyond the nasty judgement of our media and societal standards

This painting is about the "acceptability" of the "unacceptable", one of Finela Moore's usual social comments.

 

 

    

  

 

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