AUD $ 4,500
Acrylic on canvas
80cm H x 140cm W | Diptych
Framed in Tasmanian oak
While intended as a pure abstract composition this piece hints at a landscape of hills, valleys and catchments of water, not dissimilar to the landscape that surrounds Diana in her hinterland home just outside Byron Bay from where she can see the ocean. Painted over a previous abstract piece, the underlying layers add depth and texture, complementing the loose and gestural marks on the surface.
Diana’s practice is tactile, and grounded in the interplay between two and three-dimensional collage and shape-making. It is within the studio walls, surrounded by shapes and bits of painted paper, that unpremeditated forms are imagined and dialogues begin. Through collage, drawing and assemblage, images are created, broken apart and reconstructed; imitating the way in which we sometimes need to break down in order to be put back together again – much like a reassembling of the self. This process is a metaphor for the contradictions and ups and downs of life, whereby paper, wood, metal and paint become vessels for solidifying thoughts and feelings.
Derived mostly from organic and geometric abstractions revolving around themes of contradiction and duality, each discipline informs her final paintings; with numerous unresolved paintings lying beneath finished works. These layers add to the complexity and depth of the surface, much as we too, are constructed of multiple layers of physical flesh, emotion, trauma and memory.
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This piece is framed and ready to hang. Framed in raw oak.
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