Abstract painting in acrylics and mixed media on wooden panel.
This painting from the series ‘Crossing Borders’ is about crossing borders but also about subverting them. I love that moment of passage between the two, that place on the border where two worlds meet and energize each other. Crossing Borders explores the visible and the invisible and in particular the processes by which individuals, groups, influences and ideas cross between these two categories.
My works refer to the ways in which boundaries exclude and render individuals, communities, and places 'invisible'. The issue of borders is in its essence the question of identity. It is not only a geographical matter but a categorization of those who are within and those who lie beyond. Crossing borders means a form of self-reflection and an attempt to understand what appears foreign to us, to challenge stereotypical ideas and merging those which may have appeared separate, us and them – in all our differences.
The painting has a hook on the back so it is ready to hang as it is, but if you decided to have it framed, that would give the work a lot more impact.
Size of the painting: 30 x 30 x 1 cm
Signature on the back