Sunday, 27 September 2009

blocks of reassembled painted wood

These are photos of work in progress, with the sun streaming into the studio window. They started as found off cut blocks of wood; cut up again stuck together and painted on using fragments from random drawing. They were reformed by combining different ends, with the size and grain of the wood playing a factor. Bits of hardboard pieces were included. I played with positive and negative shapes from the lines of the drawings, sometimes reversing what was space and the form by applying black and white oil colour. These forms were washed away by pouring turps on them, then repainting, sometimes reversing the black and white again. I then arrived at a point here when I cut them up again, into their current form. Throughout the painting bit I was mindful of associations of the beach huts of calais, with their washes of white and grey catching the light of the seaside together with the rough finish of the constructed wooden hut.
But I don't know what to do with them next.

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