The ambiguous shape, on of my favorites to paint, floats in space and functions between macro and micro. An mnemonic abstraction of the historic and iconic grand Westminster, now reduced to an embryonic motif or crude crown. A pictogram of the dual role of the wearer of the crown; queen and mother, home and womb, royalty and maternity. The shocking pink painting is lively and full of good humour. The pink colour disperses into the nearly naked canvas, while the shape is firmly grounded with a clash of colours – yellow, brick, orange, blue.
About the series: I’m excited about the discoveries made in this, my newest, series – 'blobitecture'. Each canvas is a curation of prominent cultural icons, now radically reduced and de-contextualized. The shapes are altered as if by blurry rain or faulty memory.
Note: this painting, left unframed, intentionally reveals my artistic process. The random paint build-up and serendipitous drips that coat the sides of the deep edge canvas are meant to be seen.
acrylic on deep edge canvas