Assignment 5, on the theme of environment, comprises five pairs of paintings following the demolition and rebuilding of my conservatory/studio over four months in 2020/21.
The pairs further comprises a primary painting and a folded print of that piece as individual layers or blocks of paint were applied; and each pair reflects a different stage in the build.
By evolution rather than predetermined plan, the pairs also reflect different artistic influences from Chinese to architectural. These are accompanied by texts – the ones on the painting tending towards the more pragmatic or factual, and on the print, rather more mystical or fictional. Texts have been applied in ways reflecting the first pair of images which was underpinned by the lines generated by the I Ching.
The pairs are presented below with brief annotations and links to blog pages detailing the developmental process. Beneath each are animations predicated on the art work.