Oil on canvas
800 x 800 mm
This is one of a series of same-size paintings which were made from small stones/rocks; each of which would fit in the palm of a hand. Without knowing the source of the paintings, they appear abstract and without scale. If they were of 'outer space' you could image something like a corona in areas of this painting. The stones were chosen specifically to provide source material from which to make paintings in order to experiment with different methods of applying paint to canvas. For this painting, the two dark areas on the side were in initially masked out using pieces of paper stuck to the canvas with masking tape and the central areas splattered with paint from a brush being hit against a stick. Thiner was then flicked on top and the whole canvas moved around so that the paint flowed over the surface. The result could be likened to wet sand.