amanda wilkinson

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Folly

Folly

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Acrylic paint on shaped mdf board
356mm x 314mm x 5mm (sits 20mm out from wall)
2019
Signed and dated, ready to hang on split batten provided, or you can hang it on a picture hook by adding a cord.

I called this one Folly because it reminds me of those little buildings that large stately homes used to have in their surrounding land, which had no purpose other than to look lovely from a distance, or to provide a shelter just for sitting in. You probably see something completely different in it, but that is what came to my mind when I was naming it!

This sculptural painting/wall sculpture is mounted off the surface of the wall, creating a drop shadow that alters with the changing lighting conditions, adding an extra dimension to the work. It responds really well to being lit by a spotlight or sunlight.

It is painted entirely by hand, apart from the final protective varnish, which was sprayed to give it a very even finish. The end result is a painting that appears to be very precise, but on closer inspection small brush marks and faint imperfections of a hand-crafted item are apparent - the hand of the artist is visible!

The second image hopefully helps you to see the scale - ignore my apparently weirdly tiny feet - the arm holding it should help (I hope!).

You can hang it on a standard picture hook, or ideally use the mounting system supplied to firmly attach to the wall so it can't move and become crooked - ideal for people who live in earthquake prone countries like I do, and who are offended by crooked paintings! 

Signed on an edge.

This painting was in my solo exhibition ‘Equivocal’ at Muse Art Gallery in Havelock North.

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