13 April, 2009

A388 Token IV (fish & raven)

A388 Token IV (fish & raven)
12x12" acrylic & prisma colours on stretched canvas
private collection

The idea for the token sequence of little paintings began with a casual challenge from my mother. We were looking at her sketchbooks, in particular the pages of medallion-shaped designs, which she originally intended for pottery. I said that I thought they would make wonderful paintings. 'Show me how you would put a round design on a square canvas,' my mother said. I made a quick sketch similar to one of her designs, and liked it so much that I
decided to paint it.

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The raven is one of my familiar old creatures, and the fish is one of my mother's favourite motifs.

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