Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Gustav Metzger

This picture I trawled from a very old file, I probably painted it in the early 90's and dates from the inception of the working figure as a motif. Hunter gatherers are as old as time itself and recently I read in a book by Gustav Metzger of a parallel between hedgerows and supermarket aisles and that we are still hunter gatherers.
The arrangement on the whole still works for me and the rather heavy atmosphere adds to the nature of labour. Labour is such a core activity it is small wonder it was the first of my 'manifestations of being'
The painting on the easel now will be somewhat different to this one. 

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