Orokohanga: bronze and red
Creation: Bronze & Red / Orokohanga: Rauwhero & Whero
Acrylic painting on 300gsm fine art paper,
Image size: 203mm x 255mm
Paper size: 297mm x 420mm
Curves; my latest body of work, is an expression of energy and movement. Thick layers of textural colour draw attention to the painting’s surface and physicality, contributing to the overall movement and dynamism. Opposing curves are carved into the thick upper layers of paint to reveal underlying colour, form and texture within the work.
These pieces are inspired by the Creation story from Māori mythology.
Each unique piece from ‘Creation’ is composed of gestural strokes - Ranginui (Sky Father) as a group of downward facing curves, and Papatūānuku (Earth Mother) as upward arching curves. In the beginning they are laying together in darkness in a close embrace.
Note: The frame shown is made in a virtual setting to give an example of what the print could look like framed.