I have this ideal that everything I need to make art is right under my nose and I return to this hypothesis again and again. Paint Tray is a work where the artist tools and props can be said to be a substitute for the artist himself.
I have used all the materials and techniques at my disposal to recreate the intimate world where the painter has spent many days, months and years. I indulge myself in all its filthy, painterly patina and revel in its triviality. The punch line is when you discover it's all just made of clay.
Courtesy of Olsen Irwin Gallery
clay, pigments, glaze
23 x 36 x 33 cm
Highly Commended; Finalist
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