Flicker of Gold.

I have been creating collaged paintings with rescue blankets. The blankets were painted using black gloss  to give them a shine and cut to form wing like shapes.These shapes arose spontaneously like appendages of a birds wing.The serated edges are jagged and spikey. I wanted them to look like feathers giving a mottled effect.
I have collaged them on to a gloss black background. Black is significant as the cover of darkness when migrants make the perilous journeys. The black signifys the vastness of space, eluding to their uncertain future . It could also be the body of the starling .

I wanted the painting to look like starlings wings that have flickers of gold pigment that catches the light.
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Yet, sticking to my theme of migration conjures up images of migrants making perilous journeys. Like the people who float in rubber dighys wrapped in gold blankets.

I wanted a black background almost like the sea in the dark like an oil spillage with a floating sea of gold fragments. From a distance the painting looks like a swarm a bulbous murmuration.

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Flicker of Gold
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