X Never Ever Marks The Spot by Mark Davies


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Hand Embellished Giclee on Paper

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Image Size

37" x 24"

Framed Size

47" x 35"




(Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade) X Never Ever Marks The Spot by Mark Davies

This is my interpretation of the 1980s classic film Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade entitled ‘‘X Never, Ever Marks the Spot!’ a classic quote taken from the film.

My aim for this piece was to simply embrace all that is brilliant about the movie and what has made it achieve iconic status for so many rather than trying to inject a deeper, more surreal narrative that could possibly be missed.

So what we see is an engaging and dramatic scene that focuses on the temple and surrounding cliffs, so much detail from the film is there to be explored and enjoyed, some blatant, some requires a little more searching.

As with so many of my pieces you don’t get to see the characters, instead it is these objects and their positioning as well as other subtle detailing that creates an open-ended image that is designed to be interpreted however you see it playing out in your head, you pick up the pieces and run with it!

For me personally, I loved the battle between Indiana, his Father and the Germans with the tank and aircraft being key objects that always stood out so I have used these as the focal point. Something is definitely kicking off within the temple itself, look closely and you will see that the Zeppelin overhead that is exploding into flames looks to have been caught by something coming from the temple, forces are clearly at work here!

I loved the bond between Indiana and his father and how both of their attire are so well known, this plays a key part within the detail. The colours are vivid and intense and have been injected to really make this piece hit you right between the eyes and bring back some great memories!