COG 18 CopyCity of Glass 18 - Mystery  60x30cms


SAT 1 MARCH 2014

Dense, intense, colour. The paralell lines, echoes and extensions of the grid pattern of the streets, 'de-flatten' and twist the island shape of Manhattan and suggest a structure, a building...
This painting began as a 'teaching' painting on last years porthleven course. Some fabulous blues and exciting marks but I never believed in it - why should I? - there was no time for contemplation and thought and the language was not my own. What I did keep was the blue-dot on red which became the palette and starting point in this painting and my Columbus Circle.
COG 18 1 Copydetail - Columbus Circle
'Mystery' refers both to the experience of the viewer - what am I looking at?- and to the mystery within the novel that inspired the series*
COG 18 4 Copybeginnings..
*'The New York Trilogy' by Paul Auster