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This work is the first of a series of 14 called 'Cosmic Signals'. Davie's work frequently incorporates images and symbols from other cultures, ranging from ancient Egyptian to Carib and Hopi Indian. The inspiration for this example came from the cave paintings of the Chumagh tribe from California. Possibly painted by Shamans, the imagery refers to cosmic forms, stars, planets, etc. When discussing the work Davie linked it to music, mentioning what he called 'colour movements' and 'chordal combinations' – "one colour against another is the equivalent to different chords .
oil on canvas
H 121.9 x W 152.4 cm
gift from the artist, 2004