YEAR of THE RABBIT | acrylic & canvas on canvas | 40.5 x 51cm (16 x 20″) | March 2017
A decade in the making – part painting, part collage with panel transfer print. The collage parts are from an old painting on canvas dating back around 10 years, cut up and bonded to a more recent canvas that was troubling me. Once the pieces had been arranged and bonded, this work sat for another year before it was ready for the next stage.
This work is a meditation in texture – the raised collage, ground texture and high-contrast black printed panels raise the final impression above an exercise in graphic abstraction – the thing becomes tactile, and casts its own shadows.