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
Millo (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 earthy light glow through the paper landscape. From any other angle, however, the layers and intensity of colour are evident.
“I love the soft golden ray in Millo that augments the gentle lines of midnight rose and indigo,” says Colleen. “The curvaceous lines of Millo become more or less dominant as the ambient light changes. The colour and form for this work takes inspiration from my travels to Scandinavia where, in mid-summer, the sun merely dips into the ocean before rising immediately.”
Signed and dated on back.
PLEASE NOTE: Some images have been taken without the acrylic box in order to prevent reflection.