My Guardian Angel and I 2011

Oil by Victor Gordon
Oil on canvas
75 x 50.5 cm

The artist is depicted in the form of a sculptural portrait on a pediment made from a shaped hollow column of corrugated iron. His head is mounted on a spring which allows for a potential small amount of wobble. He has a baseball cap on his head on which the words I am are embroidered. He is wearing a dog collar and this is held by his guardian angel, who has taken the form of a groovy and amply confident young woman. She wears a blue headband, red rimmed sunglasses and sports a contemporary style runway pubic hair cut. For obvious reasons he is smiling.