DARK WATER, FLOWING LIGHT, 1982

If looking into a painting can be experienced as a gathering of energy, here I have directed that flow outward from the centre of view. Meshes of colour spread horizontally on supporting beams or undulate over a surface of no fixed points. These paintings were constructed so that light fall illuminates the various surface densities.

 

I associate this group of paintings with a place where I was at home for a while, near a tidal river linking a salt lake with the ocean.

Dark water, flowing light: Burn
Dark water, flowing light: Burn

1982, acrylic on linen, 91 x 101 cm

Dark water, flowing light: Beam
Dark water, flowing light: Beam

1982, acrylic on linen, 91 x 101 cm

Dark water, flowing light: Burn
Dark water, flowing light: Burn

1982, acrylic on linen, 91 x 101 cm

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