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Open Wound
Open Wound
Open Wound Gallery: Paintings on Canvas *NEW* Description: As I studied the design for this painting I couldn’t change my involvements of this place as it seemed to continue the story that generated my historical experiences of Atherton that were brought to the fore through current personal happenings. Not long after I had started layering the paint in the work, I had to have surgery on my left hand and wrist. Now, I have mentioned previously that I’m stubborn and I was determined this experience wasn’t going to stop my painting from progressing. So, I continued to set up for the work but as I was trying to balance the paint on the cover protecting the surgery, I spilt it through my fingers, fingernails and palm. Even though I wiped it gently as best as I could, in order to take away the dark paint I caused my hand to throb which had me stopping to take a good look. What a revelation! In spite of the throbbing, all I could see in my stained fingernails and hand in its current swollen state was my Father’s blacksmith hand. We were very alike in structure. Memories resurfaced when my hands were being photographed for identification purposes after my Father’s death. Only parts of his body were found amongst debris, his hands being one. The wounds in life will always happen and often remain hidden. This work signifies how the whole community and regional area closed down during this time as they experienced this hidden open wound. On the surface the elements looked so peaceful after causing the gaping hole that was left in the whole region
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