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Circumvolve the Centre Chamber 2007 by Sheila Whittam

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Circumvolve the Centre Chamber  2007

Gouache, conte, charcoal, ink, gold, collage.

118x85cm,float mounted/framed

Architecture as a metaphor provided an opportunity to work with what I describe as psychological space. The forms allow me to use stairways, tunnels, passages gates and doorways that are open or closed to explore possible meanings. It facilitates the imagery of journeying, here the subject is the crypt of Antoni Gaudi's temple in Barcelona. It embodies the idea of going around and around, over and over and returning to a central area... the sense of not being able to move beyond the immeadiate most pressing situation.