Monday, November 28, 2011

always with the happy thoughts

25th november: abacus
gouache on salvaged cardboard panel with tape and rusted staples

available in the Restless Things shop

notes: finally, here's one of those larger pieces i was talking about. i can just about squeeze it on the scanner but took some snaps too to show the lovely soft worn edges.

many of my thoughts when making this piece revolved around the passing of time, long overdue end of the world catastrophes and archaic numbering systems. as we were on flood alert yesterday i was loathe to post anything about these thoughts lest it become a jinx and we would be swept away with the entire rest of the east coast of the uk. so you might say there is a smattering of paranoia in this piece also.

1 comment:

helicopter6 said...

I really love this work Olivia. Something about the scale, the material, and maybe even the paranoia!