Paint Map

Acrylic paint peel on paper
84 x 64 cms
1997

A map of the British Isles cut from what appears to be paint peeled from a wall, mounted on paper and framed.

Staring at the wall with an unfocused eye, while the brain is working something else – perhaps sitting on the toilet or maybe taking a break from gazing at the computer screen, the brain finds patterns and forms in peeling paintwork of details of brushstrokes. The daydreaming reverie finding the country map, a cultural shape more symbolic and timeless than the flag. Islands drawn out in the peeling paint like distant memories of once Great Nations.

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