A response to a painting held by Plymouth Art Gallery.
Lamorna Birch’s Winter in the Roseworthy Valley is atypical of how we think of painting from the Newlyn School; it’s a spare, snowy landscape that acknowledges an earlier Romantic tradition.
By electing to work with the Museums archival jpeg of the source painting – instead of with the painting itself – I was making an illusion of an illusion of the original illusion.
The altered image is more like a film still than a painting – a potential new narrative is present. If the original is an illusion, not really Roseworthy Valley but actually brush marks on a surface organised in a particular way; then my print revisits that image and simultaneously alters it.