Thursday, January 14, 2016

2015 O'Hanlon Wabi Sabi

1. "The Chair - Painting as Transmission of Information."
In this work I was exploring the most basic motives of painting. I imagined communicating the the essence of a fundamental human invention ( the chair ) to  something intelligent but not human. Perhaps, if I were to describe a chair to a being from a world without gravity.
Chair is a work about form, texture and communication.  I had in mind trying to express some facts about a chair to an intelligent being ( perhaps extraterrestrial ) who had no experience, knowledge or need for a chair.  It is more about the purpose of Painting than the thing known as “chair”.