Skullaleuca, 2011. Acrylic, digital print.
The swampy Australian paperbark native, the Melaleuca, is given an alarming edge when captured in Fudge’s inimitable, highly detailed style. Surrounded by ghoulish butterflies, it was laboriously hand drawn before being coloured digitally. The tree skull combines Fudge’s ongoing interest in juxtaposing natural elements with the beautiful and grotesque.
The layered composition benefits from techniques learned as a sign writer as well as a fifteen year history creating art on and about the streets. Browse through the process images before checking out the final composition in the gallery below.