Ouroboros 2017 91x91x4cm
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An impasto central circle with a ring of white and shimmering silver surround and a graphite grey border which also has metallic silver accents that reflect and shimmer.
Juxtaposing very different surfaces and colours, I wanted the mark making to stand out, to interfere. I wanted the painting to be more like a scar, a blemish or wound upon the perfection of the velvet and to represent imperfection, or rather the beauty of such.
The marks have been applied, layer after layer with a brush, but mainly by dragging a nail through the paint to make the marks and depth. The aggression and violence of some of the marks contrast with the more painterly smooth graduations.
Oroborous (there are many similar/diferent spellings) is, very simply, the ancient symbol of eternity as a snake eating it's own tail.
This work is marked on the back with the following:
Text: Sand Laurenson MA(RA)