The Concept of Fortune


Session Title:

  • Visual Languages

Presentation Title:

  • The Concept of Fortune



  • The faint sounds of Radio Four drift down Honeybee Lane from Buttercup Cottage where a bearded spinster sits at an old oak desk. A ginger tom cat sleeps undisturbed at her feet whilst she applies the finishing touches to Mr. Wrinkles’ waistcoat with a fine sable paintbrush. The mouse in a waistcoat represents the traditional view of illustration in relation to other art and design practices.

    This presentation looks at how we can reconcile the traditional approach to drawing with modern digital media practices. The work itself is based on the writings of Ancius Boethius AD 480-524 and is about the concept of fortune. He wrote about the relationships between man and nature, good and evil.