Amanda Castle

Painter, illustrator and sculpture


Wasteland - 2019

Pencil, coloured pencils, and primer
In a townscape stars and the colour green alert the viewer to irony of hopelessness and loss.
Characters on the left lean over a symbolic wastebin.
A priest offers limited words and solutions.
The central figure symbolises greed and detachement.
In contrast the figures on the right engage in futile levels of lonely interaction.
Lower down a child in front of a grave- stone is left isolated and unnurished with a sinister future.