016 – no pictures for Marian

016 - no pictures for Marian. Abstract collage by David Smith

016 – no pictures for Marian
Paper, foil, watercolour and ink 152mm x 228mm

This is for my friend Marian who doesn’t like pictures in my collages. This is informed by my Tidelines project, particularly the Jurassic Coast, dark cliffs, landslides, tidelines and jewels along the bay. Marian says she cannot stop her paintings looking like landscapes. I understand because the landscape almost always influences the marks I make.

I struggled more than usual with this one and, though I am not totally happy with the result, I am delighted with the ideas that sprang from that battle.

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