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This creative work was originally published as:

Morris, R. (2011). Bay [Oil & enamel on board]. Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia.


Paintings, such as Bay, which by nature are amassed from layers of deposited brushstrokes, have traditionally worked from the ‘ground’ to the ‘figure’ in the sense of differentiating figure/ground relationships in a work. Such an approach to paintings destroys much of the underpainting in a work for the purpose of resolving the compositional/aesthetic concerns of the artist. This body of work aims to employ a methodology of practice whereby the initial underpainting of a work is celebrated quite tangibly and visibly, in the final configuration of a work.

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