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Rick Owen

Red Hill
60x70cm

Rick Owen recently moved to Red Hill from the city. After exploring lino cuts and printmaking while in the city, he has found painting on hand cut and mounted sections of card an interesting way of examining his new surrounds. His work is inspired by the high flying, gliding birds he watches from the ground, and how he imagines they would see the earth from the air. This is seen as slightly abstract and naive, simplified by what he sees as the animal’s pure and uncomplicated perspective, untainted by the need to think logically and analyse the landscape. Mountains and forest, rivers and bays give way to curves, colour and form. The paper card is cut and mounted at various levels to represent the feeble efforts of humans to map the earth’s surface in 3 dimensions as opposed to the birds’ instinctive and effortless feel for the dimension of height.

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