amanda wilkinson

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Hamlet

Hamlet

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Acrylic paint on shaped mdf board
252 x 317mm 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.

This is called Hamlet as in a ‘small cluster of houses, too small to be called a village’ . . . . not as in the Shakespearean character, and also not like a small (edible) ham! . . . but I’ll leave it up to you decide which definition you think fits it best. I like that the word has several definitions.

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!

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 part of my solo exhibition ‘Equivocal’ at Muse Art Gallery in Havelock North.

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