Sunday, January 10, 2016

White, Light

Christening Dress #2, 2015, oil on canvas, 102 x 66 cm

I've always loved painting white objects and sometimes I even paint them white if they are a different colour. For me, white is more than the eye can see, it's like a physical reflection of the soul of things. 

When I look at a Christening dress, it's not the religious connection that comes to mind. It suggests  new life, a beginning, and poses the question - what life did that person eventually live?

Still-life has many associations - emotional, symbolic and metaphoric for example -  which shifts the objects portrayed into a realm that is more than physical representation.