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Drawings on paper

Signed on the front.

Piet Mondrian meets Geoffery Smart at the Windorah Café Service Station in a remote part of southwest Queensland.
While I was there I was enchanted by the contrasting blocks of colour in the bright sunlight after spending the previous 3 days in the red ochre and deep purple of the desert.
The image is a celebration of colour simplicity that appears around us every day but which most people see without a moment’s thought. The image is structured so all divisions of shape and image are consistent with golden ratio and colour blocks are balanced - reminiscent of a Mondrian painting of verticals, horizontals and blocked colour that has influenced architectural design over the previous 70 years. In the red bar at the top of the building I tip my hat to the Eureka Tower in Melbourne. The non-rectilinear forms cutting the horizontals and verticals create eye pathways and add life and hint at human habitation. I enjoyed developing the combination of warms and cools in sunlight and shadow around and across the colour wheel.

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Pastel on blue Colourfix paper fixed between layers

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