These paintings are created in a series that respond to a particular place or story of a place. Each series is composed of ten or so small, enamel painted, wooden panels that represent a chapter in the story. I use enamel paint because I think its materiality expresses the best qualities of traditional paint materials, providing the fluidity of watercolour in application but the more robust finish of oil paint. Yet unlike oil paint the illustrative, plastic finish of enamel tends to prohibit any real emotional involvement, reminiscent of that used in old advertising signs, these playful images uncannily resembling some more serious contemporary societal problems.
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