THE DECORATIVE IMPULSE, 2017
The Decorative Impulse, 2017, is an abstract monochrome acrylic painting on unprimed canvas, with genuine silver leaf details. Produced as part of the 'Sculpture Reconstructed' series. The title for this piece is inspired by artist Lynda Benglis, and her use of Gold Leaf in her earlier works.
I wanted to create an art object that was about the connection with materiality and process of art, so I used an ink roller across the canvas, and sculpturally filled the voids that the paint left, with silver leaf. The use of the mild steel frame in this piece links the work in the series together - the mild has formed rust in areas from the labour of making.
Acrylic Paint, Silver Leaf and Mild Steel on Canvas. 120 x 90 x 4cm.
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