Green Reach (c) 2012 Naomi Nicholls

Green Reach

Architectural Space, Brushstroke, Installation, Site Specific, Space, Wall

This work has its origins in those random and deliberate brush mark developments.  I love those shapes.  The following relates in particular to the ones in the lower half of that earlier post.

Wanting to put some reference to my body in the work, I worked out a way to use my reach.  I planted my feet in a spot close to the wall, near the corner and used one hand only to paint.  I began to build the shape with the aforementioned random brush marks, but only what I could reach with feet planted.  The arc of my arm meant the shape took a circular structure.

(c) 2012 Naomi Nicholls, Green Reach
Acrylic paint on wall (installation view)
 (c) 2012 Naomi Nicholls, Green Reach
Acrylic paint on wall (installation view)
 (c) 2012 Naomi Nicholls, Green Reach
Acrylic paint on wall (installation view)
 
 (c) 2012 Naomi Nicholls, Green Reach
Acrylic paint on wall (installation view)
 
 
This shape has a strong relationship to the architecture of the room, to the body of the viewer (at least if you’re my height).  It has quite spatial qualities and hovers.
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