37 x 47 cm | 14 x 18 in
Original painted collage on St Cuthberts Mill Waterford Saunders watercolour paper, set in a contemporary bespoke wooden box frame stained white.
"'Open' is part of a new body of work which is concerned with layers and hidden stories. My colours are a palette taken from the landscape where I work. It is a coastal seaside town with bright pastel buildings, beach huts and bleached wooden signs. About the materials..I am very fond of paper, and it has become my primary canvas. I use a high quality watercolour paper from St Cuthbert's mill, which is situated in the ancient Cathedral City of Wells in the southwest of England. St Cuthbert’s Mill has been making paper since the 1700's using one of the few remaining cylinder mould machines left in the world."
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For Joanne Hummel-Newell, mark making and its deviation from cognitive processes can create a candid outcome. It is a particularly generous enterprise, as Hummell- Newell allows the space in her work for found artefacts, bearing the traces of another’s hand. An array of references, a near synaesthesiac grasp on the world and a multitude of conceptual interests cohere in these elegant and minimalist compositions brimming with energy.