Caroline Banks - Impermanence (triptych)

Caroline Banks - Impermanence (triptych)


Gesso and ink on natural linen canvas 40x120cm

More orchestral in its composition, this larger triptych aims to reflect the many and various elements within the experience and create a balance between them, resulting in an energetic yet harmonious entity. The different tones of blue ink and white gesso dance across all sections of the natural linen canvas, leaping exuberantly from one panel to another in a frenzied yet carefully choreographed activity that can be seen as three dimensions within the two-dimensional plane. Painted just after the more meditative Reflect.

Caroline uses the expressive and gestural quality of brush, gesso and ink with gilding and piercing in her explorations into the fluid and fugitive nature of memory, bearing witness to the passage of time. Some pieces can appear almost archaeological, surviving fragments from an unknown past.

Chance is an important element of the creative, meditative process with unpredictability playing its ever-present role as in life. She works with her materials on the knife-edge of control; once a mark has been made it cannot be taken back and the interplay between materials is itself a fascination.  

Her aim is to create contemplative yet celebratory pieces, giving the viewer time for quiet reflection in today’s busy and sensorially bombarded world.

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