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New World

Betty Nolan

29 September, 2017

The exhibition is about thinking rather than outer space. Earthfall is the idea that now we may have alternatives to our own planet so it’s OK to let ours fall away. Little Blue Dot is named after Karl Sagan’s book. Precious World is how I feel about our planet. Un Idee is a thought. Trappist 1 is the name of the star around which the first Goldilocks zone of 7 planets was detected.

The works are painted on black surfaces with opalescent paints, metallic mediums and inks. The shine and glimmer represents the attraction of new ideas of the cosmos for me. Application is without a brush to echo the random nature of creation. Stencils are sometimes used. Once begun the work itself suggests where the next marks will be. The process is generally slow, meditative, occasionally frenzied, but starting with an idea and finishing somewhere adjacent. The ceramics are the same but the experimentation is with glaze recipes and firing schedules. Like the paintings I layer until the work is done.

Un Idee

Un Idee

Mixed media on canvas, 122.5 x 92 cm

Precious World

Precious World

Mixed media on canvas, 111.5 x 111 cm

Peepo World

Peepo World

122.5x91.5 cm

Swimming through The Universe

Swimming through The Universe

Mixed media on Hahnmuelle paper, 74 x 93 cm

Strolling Through The Universe

Strolling Through The Universe

Mixed media on Hahnmuelle paper, 74 x 93 cm

Little Blue Dot

Little Blue Dot

Mixed media on canvas, 77 x 96.5 cm

Inside the Universe

Inside the Universe

Mixed media on canvas, 122 x 137 cm

Earthfall

Earthfall

Mixed media on canvas, 122 x 137 cm

Blue Moon

Blue Moon

Mixed media on canvas, 101 x 100 cm

Attraction

Attraction

Mixed media on canvas, 77 x 96.5 cm