Shetland: An Archaeology of the Unknown I-VII is a series of work using abstraction, automatism and materiality to depict a sense of the unknown. This sense of the unknown simultaneously explores journeying into the sub Arctic and inner consciousness. The series began as an experimental process by pouring tar randomly onto a large sheet of canvas and allowing material ‘possibility ‘ to occur. This resulted in a heavy textured rippling effect that flickered in light, not too dissimilar to the sea. The use of tar as a medium is not accidental on my part- I’m drawn to its darkness and lustre qualities to emanate mystery. Once fully dried, the artist-as-archaeologist excavated the canvas site and I began to extract numerous samples which best expressed my visual language – compositions with a solid rectangular like shape in relief set against a decorative fluid plane. These samples were than rearranged sequentially to capture an inward-journeying which culminated in Shetland IV ( as an epicentre of the self) before recommencing outward once more. I later renamed these archaeological samples as Shetland as they echoed my sensory and emotional response to that place after visiting there in 2015. Shetland is cold and nestled in the dark rippling waters of the North Sea which is home to the Orca.
Shetland V:An Archaeology of the Unknown
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- Giclee Print on Hahnemühle German Etching Paper in Black Handmade Frame with Double Black Picture Mount 3″.
- Framed size: 22″ x 17″ x 1.25″
- Limited Edition Print out of 25
- Created 2022.
- Print is sold as framed.
Categories: Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking Tags: Abstract, art New York, artexponewyork, Contemporary, Contemporary Art, homedecor, interior design, interiordecorating, interiordesignhotel, Jackie Flanagan, modern, modern art, modernart, newyorkdesign, painting, Photography Subjects: Abstract, Landscape, Seascape and Sky, WaterMediums: Hahnemühle German Etching Paper,PrintmakingGalleries: Copper Smithy -Fiskars in Finland,Ilulissat Museum in Greenland,University College Dublin,Upernavik Museum - GreenlandFairs: Artexpo 2022,Artexpo New YorkStyles: Abstract, Black and White, Contemporary, Expressionism, Mid-Century Modern, Modern art
|Dimensions||16 × 11 × 1.25 in|
Medium: e.g. 20 x 24"+
Handmade Black Frame
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