Thursday, February 19, 2009

Standing Peg

Standing Peg
Oil on linen mounted on cardboard
Why are plastic pegs invariably coloured pink? Pink is an awkward colour, I've never been sure about it, I have a love/hate relationship with pure pink. But I'm always more interested in colour combinations and relationships than in any individual colour by itself. Hot pink always seems to resonate well with Mars Yellow. Mars Yellow is a synthetic oxide which resembles the traditional yellow ochre - a natural earth. But it has subtle differences and I find it the perfect foil for pink. Anyway, I was also fascinated by the surreal quality of this peg standing like some kind of sentinel or monolith. What kind of people made it? What was it for?

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