Acrylic paint on hand-cut Dutch etching paper, framed in an acrylic box
W 56cm x H 81.5cm x D 5.5cm
Framed in an acrylic box, ready to hang
Dapp (2016) is part of Colleen DaRosa’s Slow Light series. Each work is created by hand-cutting and layering high quality papers that allow light to register in space, form and surface. One detects the glow of colour and no direct paint can be seen. It is only through reflection, refraction or diffusion that colour is manifest. Viewed front-on the layers all but disappear, leaving the subtle glow of neon lines of light across the ripples. From any other angle, however, the layers and intensity of colour are evident.
“The seductive lines of Dapp capture the luminous flecked light that appears to be self-emitting,” says Colleen. “The dappled cohesion of piece this takes inspiration from the Auroras that send cinders of glistening colour into the polar skies.”
Signed and dated on back.
PLEASE NOTE: Some images have been taken without the acrylic box in order to prevent reflection.