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May 11, 2011

First Degree

Filed under: — franamie @ 9:23 am

First Degree research was a focus on the development of motifs  to code information into the work.  My own DNA profile and mitochondrial DNA identified Helens’s clan in the South of France as my maternal ancestry and using this as a starting point I researched the life of the early hunter gatherers living on the edge of a receding glacial age in Europe.

A series of paintings was developed through the Seasons in a kind of symbolic abstract narrative which borrowed motifs from cave and rock paintings. The work culminated in a focus on glaciers.

The glacier paintings are waiting re-photography and will be included in due course.

Detail: size – approx.  90 cms sq. oil on canvas.

 

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