Dappled Light

Lois, Year 13

  • Painting
  • Oil
  • A3 landscape

I was fascinated with the light that fell on this landscape and thought the colours of the normally dark, unwelcome place were brought to life by the sun, which intensified the colour of the brick and the surrounding branches and trees. This painting derived from the idea of degrading memories reflected in architecture. I thought this run down structure was relevant as it would have once been of importance in its environment but over time, has collapsed and is no longer needed or remembered and has grown with its surroundings to blend in, despite its contrasting man made features. I thought this was like the loss and deterioration of memories which fade but don’t become any less beautiful or significant.