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The title refers to the Teddy squashed into a hiding place behind the plastic bottles and glass jars on the wooden window sill in my Basement Studio/Gallery.
This still life uses the same inspiration as "The Smudged Window", also for sale on Artfinder.
It is about using the light catching the smudges on the window to create a feeling of of momentary elation.
It attempts to transport one to the heightened childlike feeling we used to get when we just sat and looked at a thing, baring our whole concentration on it.
Objects can be beautiful if we stop to look and concentrate our attention on them. Beauty is everywhere waiting to be looked at.
I love basements, how the light is almost trapped and concentrated and how one can track the movement of the sunlight crossing a day, down the steps across the window and away the other side, changing the light and colour and refracting off different smudges and surfaces, sometimes held and resonating in a small space.
It brings out a childlike wonder in me.

Materials used:

oil on linen canvas

Hiding in Plain Sight (2017)


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This artwork is sold by James Henry from United Kingdom

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