Cosmic CairnJanine Etherington
Acrylic, collage on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
48 " h x 36 " w x 1.5 " d |7 lbs. 8 oz.
I came across a series of maps, more specifically an old Trip Tik that I used about 20 years ago to travel across the country. It became a starting point for this piece, incorporated as collage, and as I responded to the circled focal points on the map, after some layers of development it became clear that the circle was to be a dominant theme. Thoughts of travel, time and marked passages emerged.
Janine’s abstract artworks are created with measured doses of both intuition and analysis. “My work develops as a series of calls and responses,” she says. She adds color, letting gravity pull the paint around. She then responds to the direction of the composition with additional marks, adding and subtracting. The incorporation of recognizable forms, specifically letters and numbers, indicates the influences of Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg on Janine’s work. Janine is also inspired by listening to jazz music. She is a musician herself, and plays in a local Zimbabwean marimba ensemble when she’s not painting.
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