This collage was produced for a large exhibition entitled 'Flying Colours, Fascinating Forms' held in the Assembly Rooms in Norwich. It was derived from a visit to Orfordness Island which is a hauntingly beautiful place off the Suffolk coast, once used to test bombs and spy on the soviets. Now all the mysterious buildings are derelict and the surrounding habitat is gradually reclaiming the territory. I was fascinated by the colours and textures found within the buildings contrasting with the flora and vegetation on the island. The visit to the island has produced a number of pieces of abstract collage work, of which this is the largest. The collage textural elements are mounted on to an off white background and it is supplied unglazed in an oak frame.
paper, board, modelling paste, acrylic paint