Gwynt y Mor, 2018
Acrylic and vintage textile on canvas, 198 × 286 cm
This work is one of the series of Dawood's large landscape paintings. These landscapes, which may or may not appear in the parallel body of film work, represent images haunting the artist about the world 20-50 years from now, containing hints of possible futures that we may come to inhabit. Gwynt Y Mor represents the wind farm off the Welsh coast at Llandudno. As part of his research the artist ended up meeting one of the men who maintain the wind turbines, himself also a painter. This led Dawood to imagine the scene where an engineer continues to maintain the turbines after the seas have risen, and a couple pass in another boat, in odd proximity to each other, while an eerie sunset filters across the viewer's retina.