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Dust To Dust. Gregory John Gregory John
My inspiration for this painting was driven by the death of my father. I struggled to grasp how someone with such presence, personality and history can be reduced to a pot of ashes. It brought home to me the reality that no matter what: birth, death and decay are the only certainties in life. In order for me to come to terms with this loss I needed to explore, and express this process through paint. In the same way that a complex body is composed of simple elements, a painting, no matter how complex, is composed of three primary colours: red, yellow and blue. The face in the painting is my own, and in expressing the process of birth, death and decay by showing the life-death cycle in the paint returning back to its former state, somehow helped me to understand, and in the process gave me great healing.
Dust To Dust
Art by Independent Artists,  Prints,  Prints
Author: Gregory John
61 x  81.3 cm  /   24 x  32 in
Themes: Abstract  /  
Posted: november 8, 2012 / Modified: december 12, 2018
Copyright Gregory John

Angelina Terry
Angelina Terry , November 19
Amazing, magnifique
Caren Gould
Caren Gould , July 17
Bravo gregory. Is this for sale ?
Gregory John
Premium members Gregory John , December 12
Thankyou I appreciate
Caren Gould
Caren Gould , December 12
Bravo Gregory ! !
Leonardo Tregurtha
Leonardo Tregurtha , December 11
A wonderful and touching tribute to your farther
Premium members Thdg-Art , February 11
«Rien ne se crée, rien ne se perd, tout se transforme ! » C'est sans doute vrai !
Sauf que l'Art sublime le tout de façon imaginative et réflexive !
L'Artiste transforme ce qu'il voit pour donner une autre vie aux choses et aux êtres !

Premium members Thdg-Art , January 12
Quand le masque fond, que reste-il ?

Catherine Wernette
Premium members Catherine Wernette , December 7
Ca dégouline et j'aime ça ! Très belle œuvre !
Premium members Dalhia , January 8
Un travail d'une grande originalité et d'une grande qualité ! Vaut pour l'ensemble de votre galerie
J'adore !
Mme , January 7
Si j'ai bien traduit, poussiére tu retourneras poussiére… (Ou peinture! )
Sanna Annina
Sanna Annina , December 31
Un superbe travaille! ! ! !
Dany Gaffet
Dany Gaffet , November 11
Marie D
Premium members Marie D , November 10
Une belle inspiration ! Une idée géniale, une belle exécution ! Bravo pour cette toile magnifique !
Dust To Dust
35,211 €  25,000 £  40,141 $ 
Gregory John
Gregory John
Artist Painter 
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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