oil on canvas
150 x 100 x 4 cm
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Painted during the second lockdown in Spring 2021 I became interested in the night sky, after embarking on taking a walk in the early evenings. I live in the countryside so the streets are rarely lit and so the tiny light from the stars dominates. I have been interested in photos of outer space since my degree years in the mid 90s when I bought the first book of publicised photos from the Hubble Space Telescope and began making work about it. So the two collided here in an emotionally charged painting.
The imagined sky is my own adaptation of spiral galaxy M74 inspired by Hubble’s photos of the phenomenon.
The bridge in the painting crosses the M25 east and it is one I passed many times when travelling to look after a loved one. The design always caught my eye and it became a marker for the halfway point of the journey and, as a result, a reminder to assess how I was feeling. Poignant.
Painted on a professionally stretched canvas with neatly painted edges, ready to hang.