GROWING PAINTINGS, 1986 - 1988
I like to think these paintings grow within the logic of their construction. Beginning as a simple idea, this way of working has become an indicator of potential for cohesion in all the colour experiments.
When liquid colours are spread fluently with a calligraphy brush between the edge and fullness of each mark, colours and the gaps between can appear interdependent.
There are four groups of Growing Paintings. During 1986 in Sydney, I made the ‘A’ and ‘B’ groups. In Tokyo in 1987, with a four-month artist residency, I practiced painting on receptive Japanese papers. Back in Sydney I made the larger ‘D’ group on canvas, brushing colour onto a slightly dampened ground.