Another piece incorporating objets trouvés, this time from Italy.
The canvas was originally the ground for another work which had failed to please me. It ended up in the bathtub to have all its texture and pigment soaked off. The stains and markings that remained had possibilities.
A battered old market basket was picked up amongst grape vines near Alba. It was cut, pressed flat, and like the canvas waited for years in the studio for its destiny to unfold.
One day the two got together. They liked each other. Along came some stitches and shells and sticks to join the fun – and this was the result.
1000 x 880
distressing, collage, assemblage;
recycled canvas, acrylic paints, woven market basket fragment,
linen thread, sea shells, bamboo sticks
Many works in the nomad collection incorporate, or are entirely composed of, found objects.