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Wire Puzzle in Pink
  • Wire Puzzle in Pink

    This is an original 50 x 50cm graphite and acrylic abstract on 20mm deep cradled panel, balanced, simple, striking.


    From the Graphite Line Series, the initial structure of each piece is created over a textured acrylic base using water-soluble graphite line, which form boundaries but also draw the eye around each painting like routes on a map. The movement back and forth between acrylic paint and graphite builds depth and history and I've kept both mediums deliberately raw and loose which gives the viewer a sense of relaxation: nothing is tight or overworked. An unintentional but pleasing outcome of the two components is an incredibly flat almost chalky finish. The imperfections of the natural wooden surface of the cradled panel used for the painting are embraced.


    'Wire Puzzle in Pink' refers to the type of interlinked metal wire puzzles where there is an unexpected trick in separating the pieces. This series seems simple, at first glance, but provokes consideration and interpretation with no obvious solution.


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