Westminster 2017

In honour of recent events at Westminster Bridge, carnage as an attacker ploughs through crowds in a 4×4.  I felt compelled to convey my reaction to this in the form of visual communication.  The choice of colour speaks for itself, something irreplaceable was lost that day, once again….  human life, trust, respect, attempting once more to instill fear, for what, so we can all carry the same beliefs, what a dull world it would then be…

No matter where a terror attack occurs in the world, the feelings it elicits when one hears of it are universal – revulsion, shock, dread and uncertainty.  Uncertainty reigns supreme in the immediate aftermath of a terrorist attack.

This picture was created using the same rules as ‘Linear Equations’ choosing to use an army muted mixed green and crimson red as a base for work which was applied through the screen print process.  Adhering gold tape in parallel lines gave structure to the piece.  Once complete the use of both sides of red tape were positioned to give the overall appearance of a bridge.  Using the metallic side of the red tape has provided a subtle delicacy to the overall finish where at times the tape appears liquid in its appearance.  This is resonant to the destruction that day.

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We speak of concrete and not abstract painting because nothing is more concrete, more real than a line, a colour, a surface.”  Theo Van Doesburg.


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