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Blaise Drummond's work is concerned with the relationship between nature and culture. He looks to the specific man-made elements of the landscape and people within it, as well as more general aspects of natural beauty. In this painting, which comes from a series entitled 'Extracts from the Poetic Geography of Five Continents', Blaise Drummond combines abstraction with meticulously painted realism. An individual is shown apparently walking through a winter landscape. The splodges of dark green and blue-grey suggest pine trees on snowy ground, while the flecks of paint are reminiscent of falling snowflakes. However, the woman is depicted in shorts and a short-sleeved t-shirt, creating a narrative disjunction as it doesn't really make sense to wear summer clothes in winter.
oil on canvas over hardboard
H 30.7 x W 30.7 cm
purchased from the Contemporary Art Society, 'Art Futures' Exhibition, 2002