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This creative work was originally published as:

Morris, R. (2014). White-cliffs [Enamel on plywood]. Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia.


Paintings, such as White-Cliffs, which by nature are assembled from pre-painted fragments of some type or another can be seen in the work Vertical Stripes paintings by Karl Wiebke. Such painting is concerned with establishing pictorial structure via multiple and neighboring rectilinear, and triangulated shapes of varying colours. Tensions are formed amongst the vibrant matrix of such ‘parts’ largely through proximity. Such an approach overlooks the possibility of establishing additional pictorial tensions in the form of horizontal junctions, and physical component parts, which can be formed through not merely the application of paint, but also the physical placement of varied components, with the intention of being more sympathetic to geomorphic structures which underpin the physical landscape.

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