Varnishing Act
Varnishing Act

Varnishing Act

Series of 3 diptychs, mixed media, each panel 122x153 cm, 2000

This series of 'reptilian palimpsests' is inspired by the chameleon in its many guises. With the canvas as 'skin', and utilising castings of the original textured painting, different layers of paint and varnish are added to capture the elusive nature of the ancient reptile.

The paintings, like the chameleon, oscillate between the permanent and ephemeral, camouflage and revelation. Now you see it, now you don't.

 
1. Diptych I right panel
1. Diptych I right panel
 
2. Diptych I right panel, detail
2. Diptych I right panel, detail
 
3. Diptych II left panel
3. Diptych II left panel
 
4. Diptych II right panel
4. Diptych II right panel
 
5. Diptych III left panel
5. Diptych III left panel
 
6. Diptych III right panel
6. Diptych III right panel
 
7. Diptych II right panel, detail
7. Diptych II right panel, detail
 
8. Diptych III left panel, detail
8. Diptych III left panel, detail

 



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