Solid White, Solid Yellow, Sallowed White, Hallowed Ground

Posted: May 1, 2011 in Page 1: The Interface Paintings

2011
Dimensions: 90 by 75 cm, framed.
Media: Paint on wood panel, with wood structure.

A “sallowed” white element lies in the area of the “hallowed” ground. The elements outside are pure white. The hallowed ground is depicted with a rectangular portion of the wood panel that has not been sanded down to a smooth surface. It is equally depicted as such in the legend part of the painting, which is the vertically aligned squares at the bottom left. Note that the signature L also has the same treatment.

The orderly squares, lined up vertically, at the bottom left establish a direct link with the “interface.” They have been inspired by the type of legend that is commonly used in helping one to understand a graph. That the legend doesn’t help much in explaining that which can not be understood is to be expected. Refer to title.

Important: The relationship with the interface-frame, is literally accomplished through the legend. The legend not only plays the conventional role of explaining the visual subject at hand (which one would normally take to be the center, the ‘framed’ part of the work), it attracts us to the fact that the interface itself is part of the main subject.

Close Up: The following detail images show how the “hallowed ground” was done/depicted. It is a rectangular portion of the wood panel that has not been sanded down. The same is true in the legend:



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