In Barbara's current work, the viewer is invited in close to non-human living subjects to experience the energy of short intense life forms. The paintings are part of an ongoing personal exploration of animals and plants that live in suburban green spaces on the edges of the city. The painting 'frog' attempts to express the vitality of this garden inhabitant. The work is made wet into wet in one sitting, revealing the process of making through the stains, drips and marks that describe the forms. The use of heightened colour and gestural marks evokes the aliveness and the pleasure of such human/non-human encounters.
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