“Mathew Reed’s series of works reflects on the long history of man and his deep spiritual bond with a companion animal. He touches on various religions and cultures as he expresses a spiritual connection with the protective otherworldly silhouette of a wolf. His centre piece work, Spiritual Quest, was heavily influenced by the traditions of native tribes in North America who would embark on vision quests to discover their place in their tribe. On these quests, the child would have a dream where their spirit guardian would come to them in the form of an animal. Mathew touches on this tradition while adding his own flavour, looking inside himself, walking one way with his guardian while considering the branching path leading in another direction.”
Apart of Animal Logic, a Newcastle exhibition. 10% of the sales of any of the original works went towards a donation to Blackbutt Nature Reserve to assist in their eucalyptus plantations to create a better habitat for their Koalas. July 1st – July 24th.
Charcoal and gesso on canvas