This abstract large portrait featured as part of Felix Carr’s degree show at the GSA 2016.
Carr is the winner of Steven Campbell Trust, Hunt Medal 2016, which is awarded for poetic creativity in the exhibited work of a graduating artist. He is also the recipient of the GSA Dissertation Prize for The School of Fine Art.
It is an original oil on canvas.
“there’s a tightness,
and it’s fine that you’re dreaming of death
we’re all scared, not knowing it
and it’s fine,
that sadness drinks you
when you see the glint of finitude
in your partner’s cutlery
when you’re out, and the food’s cold
and your eyes are stained with sleep
in the half-eaten sandwiches left on the train
or the deep red of lipstick,
stuck to the coffee cup, that makes me think
of the world’s last sunset,
a blotchy farewell
when I see your trembling hands,
and hear your tightening breaths
taut, under the lengths of the darkening sky
that trail their eerie weight into our tomorrow”