Rosanna Gardner
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Boxing

Boxing expresses something about human tenacity and grace under pressure and creates a fascinating interaction between performers and audience. 

Inspired by Martin Scorsese's film Raging Bull about the boxer Jake LaMotta,  this work comprises a series of prints based on the opening sequence, where LaMotta is shown as a lonely figure limbering up before the fight. 

In the storyboard 'A Tremendous Event' and a short animation, the story is told of a famous 1923 fight between Jack Dempsey and Luis Angel Firpo.

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Homage to Scorsese

Homage to Scorsese

A series of Mono prints based on the title sequence of Raging Bull

'A Tremendous Event'

'A Tremendous Event'

Or 'A champion is someone who gets up when he can't', Jack Dempsey.   Charcoal drawings made from an original 1923 film footage of the fight between Jack Dempsey and the Argentinian boxer Luis Firpo, known as the 'Wild bull of the pampas'.  

Animation based on 1923 film footage.