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.