Robert Fitzmaurice – 3 of Spades
Why did you want to take part in this fundraising initiative?
I was invited to participate in the 2016 TLC Art Auction and really enjoyed being part of that. I therefore didn’t hesitate to get on board with this project.
Can you tell us about your artwork? What inspiration did you draw on to create your design?
My design includes a small central sprite realised through the union of the three spades. In my work I am interested in invoking the figure through a mixture of figuration and abstraction. The spades suit suggested to me a rather austere and weathered character which I have sought to reflect in my choice of materials and surface effects.
What is it about the charity Transplant Links that made you want to support them?
I am very impressed by the important work TLC does in developing countries. Their work makes life-saving operations a reality for those in need.