It would seem I have come full circle and am creating a series based on a work I made in 2001 titled 'Lest we forget'. I was heavily influenced at the time by Mark Rothko and his division of the picture plane.
The red and orange here provides a base for which many layers of drips and swatches of color will be added in layers.
It is a happy coincidence that I have begun work on these paintings on the 25th April which is Anzac Day, when we (Australia and New Zealand) remember our troops that gave their lives at Gallipoli.
It was Anzac day when I finished the original painting in 2001. I remember finding an Anzac memorial pin outside the studio and placing it in the top of the painting, where it stayed for many years. It was painted in memory of the Anzac soldiers. I have been planning this series for a couple of weeks now and am happy to have begun.
This is the original Anzac painting titled 'Lest we forget' 2001