Redwood VOctober 11, 2014

The saturated colours and gold leaf, used in medieval religious art, is the starting point for this forest scene. Gold paint flattens pictorial space by reading as a material. Like a religious icon, the flat gold paint limits depth to the figurative elements which is a reversal of how most objects are portrayed. Instead of an an object being surrounded by space, the figurative elements provide the only space.

 

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