This sequence of images were produced through the use of collage and painting. Here we see the use of mixed-media; card,glue and paper. The paint is a mix of lamp black and Prussian blue. The use of these colours are largely inspired by the work of Richard Diebenkorn. Other abstract painters are influencing this approach: notably the abstract expressionists and the early abstractions of Rauschenberg.
It does loosely resemble Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket (above) by Whistler.In response to the picture Ruskin said that Whistler was “flinging a pot of paint in the public’s face " .
The format of this piece developed like this and became a digital collage. The composition recalls the work of Ad Reinhardt, Motherwell, Guston and Newman.
Details disappear in an attempt to modulate brightness, contrast and colour.
The modulation of some of the areas of the picture result in the appearnce of orbs of light.
By creating a pooling of light the work suggests a connection between the various media being used. The light pools recall Vermeer’s pictures where he employed a camera obscure. It connects early lens and photographic technology in one space; one picture.