This is one of the pieces for the Creative Face exhibition due in Las Vegas in 2012.
Toyah chose this image as her most favourite to show her at her best from the heady days of the 80s. It is based on the album cover shot for ‘The Changeling’, and comprises of acrylic and collage work of the original cover for Aldous Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’, and the many layers on the canvas are enhanced by crackling and subcutaneous layers to lift the surface.
This had its first public outing at the Everyman Cinema in Hampstead, London on 10th November 2011 at the London Premiere of Toyah’s new film ‘The Power of Three’.
I have always found Toyah to be an inspiring subject to paint, and a wonderful person too.
(A percentage of print sales will be donated to the charity which supported Toyah’s mother.)