90 x 90 cm | 35 x 35 in
'Excavations Yellow', original painting in acrylic on board. Working on a substantial scale Sara uses heavy boards, onto which she systematically layers acrylic paint. She then returns to interrupt the layering by excavating into the acrylic with repeated circular gestures. The results are bold and intense, visually mesmerising tonal paintings that emerge from what might almost be obsessive compulsion - a visual ambiguity is manifest. The repetitive gouged hollows swarm across the surface, light on dark, to confuse the eye and trick the brain.
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Willett’s paintings are visually mesmerizing, tonal paintings that emerge from what seems like an endearing and hopeful obsessive compulsion – a visual ambiguity is manifest. The finished effect is like watching continually moving shoals of fish or swarming insects. Sara Willett’s paintings are held in collections in the UK and throughout the world, and her work has been featured in A-N magazine.