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Davie's approach to painting is analogous to performing jazz – something he did professionally early in his career – where the keynotes are improvisation and spontaneity. He describes his work as 'intuitive', drawing on the rich sources of allusion and imagery stored in the subconscious. His work frequently incorporates images and symbols from other cultures, ranging from ancient Egyptian to Carib and Hopi Indian and Australian Aborigine.
oil on canvas
H 121.9 x W 152.4 cm
gift from Nyda and Oliver Prenn, 2001