The Canvas

A new experiment.
What would happen in the process?
Something unexpected.

I tore a photo of an abstract painting into irregular shaped pieces and glued them on a series of empty canvases. One fragment per canvas.
Slowly I painted around the fragments, expanding colours and forms until the white surface completely disappeared.
There was a feeling of loss, because the canvas was now completely obscured. I let the painting dry. My fingers touched the piece in the picture, got hold and then carefully removed it.

There you are, blanc canvas. Unchanged. Pristine. My Hero! (Debbie Parkins)

Acrylic paint on canvas.
Dated: 2021