Archive for February, 2009

Painting of the Month

Sunday, February 1st, 2009


oil on canvas 182 x 152cm
A semi-abstract painting

I utilized the contraction and release of energy forms in the centre of the work – a depiction of maximum combustion only just held together in a manner to suggest permanent expansion.
Closed and open forms combine towards this effect. Paint rollers were used to achieve the larger upward movements.

I have always thought of this painting as a visual metaphor for an explosion, but viewers pointed out to me that some parts of the painting conjure up  images of tidal waves rolling in from the ocean.
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