You're Safe Now (101 Dalmatians) - Original

Mark Davies British Artist

  • This piece shows the living room scene from when the dogs are safely back in their homes and the dark forces that are Cruella and her dognappers have been banished. The angle is set so it is viewed as if you are sat on a sofa within the room with the puppy looking right at you. To start with I kept but reworked the window in the room as this not only creates depth but represents hope, hope for change. By moving this to the right I have introduced an ornate door that not only adds character and grandure to the room but also further adds to the depth and also creates a point at which darkness can get in. This is inline with how dogs tend to fear front doors and those that come anywhere close to it.

    In this instance the door is where the battle between dark and light, evil and innocence plays out, dark shadows loom behind the glass, is that Cruella returning or simply from a tree shadow cast from the opposing Greenwich Park? The dark forces that are finding their way in are ultimately over powered by good, it makes for a really dramatic detail to the piece and sets up the end point of the narrative. A grille on the wall is an extension of this, again representing areas within a room that a dog (or a child) would typically fear. The window is much lighter, still with hints of the darkness that hides behind the curtains but ultimately good, with a subtle white dove overseeing the home from outside. If you look closely you will see rain drops on the glass yet it is sunny outside, representing that the storm has passed and brighter times ahead.

    The focal point of the piece is ‘Lucky’ the dalmatian puppy who is sitting watching the TV but turned to look at you for reassurance. The soot that they covered themselves in to escape their captors is surrounding him, subtle tear stains and a tear runs down his face, showing his fragility and the impact on what has happened previously. The light details that surround him signify protection, positivity and comfort. These protrude from the door and also more significantly the TV (there is something really lovely about the original film where the puppy is stood up at the screen).
    1. Released: 2016
    2. Collection: Storyteller
    3. Specification: 1 of 1 original framed embellished canvas, hand signed by artist.
    4. Image Size: 48” x 36"
    5. Framed Size: 54” x 41"

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Type: Original Artwork

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