Gorilla - Sponsored By Starfish Installations - Painted by Samuel Thomas
The Artist Statement:
The design focuses on a clean and organic environment unspoilt by man-made pollutants, this links strongly with the ethos of Starfish solar power installation company - ''Invest today and save tomorrow.'' The landscape sits below a sunburst which radiates with power and energy to the life forms below: The daffodils blossom whilst the rolling fields of crops endlessly roll into the distance. There is also a reference to other renewable sources of energy such as wind power and tidal power of the sea. The design of the gorilla itself flows well and there is a link to the cycle of the changing seasons: On the back of the gorilla is a dandelion which grows beneath the sun, the wind blows the pollen up into the sky where the star-shaped pollen resembles stars at night or icey snowflakes toward the head of the gorilla which gives the reference of the cycle of day to night, and summer to winter. On the front of the gorilla, the face is depicted in an almost soft cloud texture or an icey frozen effect as a "breath of fresh air" to involve all of our senses that we experience from being out in the elements. The colours are clean, vibrant and refreshing.
''I didn't want to overwork the design with too many patterns as I wanted to keep it "fresh" "clean" and "organic'' to reflect the company message of Starfish Installations.''