Still Series

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The shape of the Still series is inspired by the American Abstract Expressionist Clifford Still’s earlier abstract paintings in which the primary motif is a tall section of differently coloured paint. This aesthetic link is bolstered by the philosophical concern of Still with what he imagines the feeling of the first human confronted with the reality of his existence must have been: the primordial helpless scream into the void. The concern of the Still series is that of modern man confronted with the clutter of contemporary society; the unheard scream into a crowd. This is expressed through similar techniques to the other series: the clay is constrained and cut by the cotton. The clay represents the individual and the cotton represents the constraints of society.

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