STRONG MINDED / WEAK WILLED (2015)
112 x 88 x 5 cm (Each)
Oil paint, micro-spherical bead appliqué. Framed.
Strong minded / Weak willed This diptych plays with two ironic dualities. The paired, hand painted floral panels executed in seventeenth century Dutch style, were once the epitome of interior chic. Their aesthetic has been revitalised by means of the application of a pair of counter point phrases…Strong Minded / Weak Willed. Executed in a highly contrasting mechanistic font, these texts are applied in micro spherical glass beads which when illuminated from certain angles appear to be almost back lit. When viewed in transition the phrases exhibit three specific states, seen from square on they are absolutely invisible, seen obliquely from the left they appear as non-reflective black and when viewed obliquely from the right they appear radiantly white. A third irony is that these transient qualities make the works almost impossible to photograph.