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scored

I obliterated an old piece of work scoring with knives, drilling and gouging the surface. I like that it looks like the bi-product of  another process.

The same method has been applied to a piece of MDF primed with grey paint below.

scored panel 2

bones

This ‘difficult’ work was one of those that I gave up on and turned around to face the wall for about a month. When I came to look at it again I found I was more favourably disposed to it. The central image is a battleship. The dinosaur skulls were added later.

I’m showing my work in this exhibition at the Engine Room Gallery, Belfast.

cathedralstudios

hue

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le mer et de l'air

 

barb

bombard

 

This is a small recent piece which employs the pastel palette I have favoured lately. The bomber suggests threat. Holes could be for rivets or made by bullets. The fragility and transience of all existence is implicit.

Anything built can be destroyed.

au bord de la mer

adrift

triptych on woodchip

 

These 3 pieces were chosen and framed by Engine Room gallery curator Cliff Brooks. They started life as part of a larger piece that didn’t work, and I subsequently cut up. I am always amazed when  a large overworked piece can be cut down and arranged to good effect in this way.  The lines and shapes can suggest heavy industry.

revolver

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