Thursday, December 20, 2007

Glass Earth series

Reposting because I've decided this is the correct orientation!This is a mixed media work created with an acrylic modelling medium and layers of acrylic glazes. I'm enjoying using Atelier interactives at present. It may be terribly obscure but this is an abstract painting of the open cast gold mine that we live very close to. I'm naming these works after one of the companies exploring in the area in joint venture with the owners of the open cast mine. Interesting concept, glass earth. Companies that hold mining permits in the area are busy exploring all over the place. Those that haven't the resources to do so on their own, work in joint venture with others. Many people are tired of the negative effects of open cast mining here. And then there are those who work at the mine or who subcontract to it, and find it difficult to imagine that the town could flourish without the mine. Waihi is in a fantastic location, close to Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, the Coromandel. The environment is absolutely beautiful. I can see no reason why it wouldn't attract more residents and businesses in the future.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This has *such* a glow about it. Lovely warm colours. I like the Interactives too. The new red/black is brilliant - mixed with a little of their mixing pink it makes lovely subtle purpleish colours. And you can spray it with water and keep mucking round for ages.