Origins and Parallels

These seven artworks grew from the idiosyncratic marks of previous use in the endpapers of a 1940s copy of ‘One Hundred Modern Foreign Pictures in the Tate Gallery chosen by John Rothenstein’. The work stretches the modernist time frame of the book’s period. The smaller images / forms might be ‘signs of life’ and allude to a much larger space and timeframe - of origins, exploration, exploitation, colonisation and inter-planetary travel. The work might also be read as a diagram and parallel narrative to the ‘big bang’ and the histories that have (apparently) followed.


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