View In A Room
Add to Favorites
Collage: Paper, Acrylic on Canvas, Paper.
Another 'Vauban' inspired collage (the 27th in my dedicated series based loosely on the fortification designs of Vauban) using Canson ‘Mi-Teintes’ art papers pre-assembled into stripes of various colour combinations then drawn and cut into assorted angles which were overlaid and interlocked on a pre-crayoned sheet of Canson ‘Imagine’ art paper. The design was intentionally disturbing as I had "Life Can Be A Train Wreck" in mind for the title.
All my recent artworks using painted or applied elements of carefully drawn angles are loosely based on the works of Maréchal Vauban, or Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban (1633-1707), who is considered one the of the greatest military engineers of all time. In his life he was responsible for the fortification of over 160 places in France… but his major contribution to warfare was his methods of attack, which revolutionised siege warfare. However, the shapes and angles of his defensive walls surrounding many French towns and seaports have influenced the design of my more recent artworks.
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection