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Painting: Acrylic on Canvas.
I painted this work during an artist residency in the remote Dyfi valley of mid-Wales in 2017.
A mouth of the former Corris slate mine is a central part of the composition, and became the only feature of the painting to use black - devouring the surprising colours of the geology and plantlife in what had initially appeared from field sketches to be a somewhat barren winter landscape.
The title of the work alludes to the idea that progressed throughout its execution that the mountain was in fact hollow: a remarkable feat of human achievement, and one hidden in plain sight.
This work was selected in 2018 for the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.