Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tin paintings







I have been painting on tin for many years. When I first stared making jewellery I worked with tin. I used it because it was readily available and I could cut it with scissors. Later I began to do larger paintings on tin with enamel paint. This painting of birds was from last year. It is very long, approximately three metres. It is mounted on to a wooden frame, so from the front the long tin piece seems to float against the wall. Because the tin is reflective, the work constantly changes according to the light, so it appears different at night than what it does during the day. This work is about seabirds that are found on the southern coastline of Australia.
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