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
Glem (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 a neon X. From any other angle, however, the layers and intensity of colour are evident.
“I love the way Glem is at once luminously poetic as well as insistently geological,” says Colleen. “The curvaceous lines of Glem become more and less dominant as the ambient light enhances the dramatic presence of form. The colour and motif for this work takes inspiration from my travels to the glacial Icelandic coast at Jökulsárlón.”
Signed and dated on back.
PLEASE NOTE: Some images have been taken without the acrylic box in order to prevent reflection.