Artist's description:

I collect the waste card widely used for packaging, from local outlets. I like the idea of recycling material which has been, perhaps, torn, walked upon and discarded, and turning it into art.

I cut, tear and paint the various pieces by thinning the oil paint and sponging it into the card so that it seeps naturally into the folds and marks already there. Colour is kept minimal as an alternative to the high gloss of most modern advertising imagery and also to emphasise the surface and texture of the work.

In ‘Nothing gold can stay’, a negative hand print has been collaged into the work to add interest and also to reference the marks left deep within caves by our Palaeolithic ancestors - hands that could have contained a genetic blueprint for you or me. The circles were added for balance, the circle being a universal shape at the heart of our relationship to the world. The title of the work is that of a Robert Frost poem.

The piece was then glazed to prevent damage or dust affecting the surface and contained in a plain 3 cm flat white wooden frame, ready to hang. 52x52x2cm

Materials used:

Oil paint on cardboard packaging with collage

Nothing gold can stay


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This artwork is sold by Bob Barron from United Kingdom

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