Caroline Banks - Rhythm (triptych)

Caroline Banks - Rhythm (triptych)


Ink and gesso, ink on natural linen board 23.5x44x3cm framed

Taken from drawings made whilst sitting in on rehearsals of the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop, the counterpoint between the white gesso and black ink is both energetic and serene, a balance between the elements on the neutrality of a natural linen base.

One of a series of triptych studies, a popular landscape format, originally developed from sketchbook drawings sometimes worked up into larger pieces to commission.

Mounted and framed in matt black wood.

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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