GEOMETRIC ABSTRACTION 2017-2019
In early 2017, I was reorganising my main studio at Aireys Inlet and looking through the items I had collected over the years. I came across pieces of aluminium and perspex which had been cut up for the relief constructions I had been creating in the early 1970s. I had a sudden and unexpected urge to return to the path I had been following then.
Not only did I return to the materials but I also returned to an exploration of the square. Continuing this exploration has allowed me to extend my earlier work in geometric abstraction and provided an opportunity to approach this work in ways that I hadn’t thought of in the 70s. For instance, years of working with collage has influenced this recent work.
This work was exhibited in 2019 at Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne. The opening event was on my 90th birthday!