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I'll Be Right Here, Always (ET) VHS ORIGINAL by Mark Davies *NEW*
Medium: Mixed Media On Canvas
Image Size: 32" x 24"
Framed Size: 38" x 32"
Signature: Yes, Hand Signed By The Artist
Delivery: FREE UK Delivery.
Who doesn’t love E.T.?! What a movie, what an era!
2016 was the year when I first released ‘Lost in Hollywood’ and I created a wonderful piece on this movie entitled ‘I’ll Be Right Here’. It was subtle but equally blatant. The forest, the bikes and the lights from the spaceship drew you in, it’s intriguing and captivating. It was only when you looked closer, into the darkness that you could then spot the glow of our little alien’s heart. It is funny how many people who own this piece never realised until I pointed out at subsequent gallery shows. I love that!
There then followed a second piece – entitled ‘I Never Left’ but this was part of my ‘Love Knows No Bounds’ body of work as you saw the little man stood there on the rock looking towards Elliott, who you couldn’t see but knew he was there as the front of his BMX tyre had just come into view. The purpose of that piece and the body of work was to focus in on the bond between two individuals and what they will do in the name of love. I love how popular that series has become, for so many reasons.
So, what we see now is completely different to both, yet still represents the spirit of the two. This time, the image is delivered in my hugely successful VHS format, this is perfect as the subtle, neutral tones of the background draw you in and immerses you within scene. In complete contrast to hiding in the shadows or being a small part of the scene, this time E.T. is oversized and in your face as much as in your heart. The reason for this and if you look closely is that it conveys the sense that it is his spirit that remains, beautifully conveying the previous two titles whilst clarifying the new one.
The strapline, ‘In every sunrise and each time the wind blows’ symbolises how the bond between two that grew to be so strong whilst together is unbreakable when apart and that that person has never truly left and will remain there for the other, always. This was so important for me to embrace for this movie and beyond because there is such a widespread affiliation for the film and it’s narrative for this reason, yes it’s a brilliant 80’s feast but it’s the sentiment that resonates with so many of us.