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Work proceeds on integrating the border design with the picture.
My device here is one of my favourites, that of creating the illusion of lower levels by using shading. Signwriters use it behind letters to make them ‘standout’.
It allows me to introduce another level of meaning to the overall painted surface, as if there isn’t enough already. Now there is beginning to be the suggestion of infinity, using the mathematical symbol, in the side leaning figure of eight. A suggestion that includes within it the sense of continual return, as in the ambiguous word ‘revolution’.
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