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Collage titled Night

Night

1989-90
Copper, lead, fret sawn plywood, coloured paper and paint
56 x 41 centimeters

All of the collages in this series began with a very laissez-faire attitude to steering their development toward a thoughtfully considered outcome. The background of brown paper carefully glued to promote a moire interference pattern and the green and rose fret sawn shapes sheathed in copper strips were never intended to represent anything in particular. It was only after some tiny moths settled on the picture one warm evening that the theme of night started to coalesce. A scene from a TV late movie screening of the film Steppenwolf, depicting a dark European restaurant lit by numerous red table lamps, delivered the final narrative element.

Steppenwolf: IMDB