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This painting is entitled ‘Up and Down South Stack Steps’. It’s an imposing triptych painted in acrylics on 3 large cradled panels. It’s painted primarily from memory in an effort to recreate the experience of descending South Stack‘s 400 steps.

The panels represent stopping at various points down the steps, gazing up at the vertigo-inducing cliffs of Holy Island, then soaking up the beauty of the low sun burnishing the quicksilver sea, before clambering down to experience the thrilling sights and sounds of the roiling waves in the narrow channel between Holy Island and Ynys Lawd.

It was inspired (once again) by David Hockney’s theories on alternative approaches to monocular/photographic paintings with a single viewpoint. Each panel is intended to encourage the viewer to feel that they are able to look in multiple directions both within each panel, as well as between the three panels (which, hopefully explains the title being ‘Up and Down…’ rather than ‘Down and Up…’) The ultimate goal is to induce a slight feeling of vertigo, as if one has been tied to a ship’s mast.

It is painted in acrylics on paper mounted on cradled boards (i.e. frames may not be required, depending on personal taste, especially as they may detract from the artist's intention of presenting an unrestricted/unbounded view of the landscape/seascape.)

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Acrylics

Up and Down South Stack Steps - Triptych (2017)

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