Upcycling with paint: the design for this small table, well-proportioned but bland, was created by masking off successive parts of the beech wood table top and painting it in different colours. I wasn’t thinking of a particular motive, but I began to see an image which I best describe through a poem:
trees stretching toward the horizon.
Dust on the sidewalk,
dappled with sunlight.
Curtains drawn to block out heat.
for the cool of concrete.
This image reminds me of a still and brooding Sunday Afternoon, which I chose as the name for this table.
Beech wood, acrylic paint, varnish. 1999.
64 x 64 x 74 cm