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This is a response to a recent visit to a Dan Flavin fluorescent light exhibition at the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK, 'It is what it is and it ain't anything else.' The exhibition was serene, sensitive and enlightening as his light sculpture created auras in their placement in spaces. The experience was architectural, colourist, witty, conceptual and dazzling as presentations of direct graphic harmony.
This image is a response to the shadows from the light of viewers experiencing the work and is an indication of the relationship body and mind play in the play in positioning and response to the artwork.
Paper collage was used in this composition to reflect the draughtsmanship in Flavin's work and colour pencil was used so as to describe the texture created with the mind and body through the optical experience.
colour pencil and paper