Cycladic Woman

#signsoffertility – source of abundance

Cycladic fertility figures are fascinatingly androgynous compared with the Venus of Willendorf and more familiar depictions of fertility by early artists, but they are no less appealing in form and they catch the attention of museum goers.

After fuelling my own fascination with drawings and models, I now want to bring them alive in a 3D animation to explore how they would move, speak, and what personality characteristics would suit their intriguing body shapes.

Various cross section modular profiles for 3D modelling
Various cross section modular profiles for 3D modelling [Cat: 0000, Cycladic Women, Scalable / Digital vector, Illustrator, 2008]


Peter Town is a born storyteller, gifted with an ability to translate both everyday quirks and deeper philosophical musing through his work. Often using strong lines, striking colours and symbolism in his pictures, Town has built a vibrant portfolio. Born in Bethnal Green, he grew up in Liverpool and was later educated at Bath Academy of Art and the Royal College of Art. Taking advantage of his ability to communicate ideas visually, he went on to enjoy a successful career as a designer while he continued to paint and develop his artistic style through drawing, painting, photography, and printmaking. While many of Town’s paintings use strong shapes and primary colours, such as the Stairscapes series, others are quieter and more contemplative, representing a more tranquil inner space. His Abstracts series features works where the narrative is more ambiguous but ever-present. He sees landscapes, interior spaces and natural forms as abstract shapes and colours, transcribing these in his unique style onto paper and canvas.