These are enlarged reproductions of small sections of my original paintings professionally printed onto paper, canvas or acrylic. These striking images emphasise the brush and knife strokes and draw the viewer to the fine detail and texture on the original painting.
The generation of an extract is not a deliberate act in the original painting. So whilst the extract relates to the original work, it is a new creation resulting from a ‘found’ image. Extracts are derived, in a sense, from accidental art or self -appropriation; the art being in the selection of the extracts. Through the magnification process, the extracts reveal details of the original work that aren’t immediately apparent on initial viewing.