I Do / 2021
Signed, titled, dated and numbered from edition of 15 on recto
This is a shot-gun wedding in a romantic outpost on the Dorset coast where a couple have just got married – after the ceremony they jump on their Harley Davidson and career off into the sunset! She is driving he on the back delighted, with a big smile on his face, (similar to that of Jack Nicholson in the movie Easy Rider.) They both are dressed in very conventional wedding outfits – he in his penguin suit – black top coat, stiff starched white collar and shirt – black trousers and black bow tie – she in the full-length cream bridal dress, long veil and long cream gloves up to her elbows – they look the picture from above.
Below under this façade they are wearing biker gear including black jeans and cowboy boots. As they career off her veil is flowing behind her and slightly smothering his face. In the grass discreetly are two Hares having a boxing match – life in the fast lane still to come.
Art Inquiry: I Do / 2021, Jim Lee
Archival Pigment Photograph
40 x 60 in