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Painting: Oil, Paint, Gold Filings, Gold Pigments on Canvas.
Inspired by the colours, textures, decay and the changing purposes and "values" of the old WWII bunkers on the windy West coast of Denmark.
Where once these concrete giants stood threatening and imposing, they now stand as decaying monuments of a war long gone.
Bashed by the winds and water of the salty North Sea, metalwork now show colours of beauty, and the concrete subsides and crumbles into sculptural shapes.
Now treasured by visitors to the beaches for their majestic weight, a modern-day folly for exploration play and hide-&-seek.
Where once was horror of war, there now are rays of sun playing through the cracks and sand trickling in everywhere. Nature creating beauty.
In this painting, based on the colours, shapes and lines inside bunker FL277 Nr73013, I explore the contrasts of the warm scandinavian sun outside and the darkness of the inside of the bunker. Half buried on the beach, the sand inside now reflects the golden rays and create an ethereal glow which lights up the corroded iron and show all the colors and beauty they have gained.
This painting contains small gold filings to represent the unchanging golden rays of the sun