Jennifer Letchet Paintings

My work explores fundamental elements of painting, the relationship between colour and line. I intend my paintings to affect the viewer optically with the illusion of shapes moving and receding. Colour theory is very important to my work. I use specific hues to symbolise ideas or emotions. The contained shapes on canvases seem more like objects than lines. My recent work explores natural and man-made disasters and the impact this has on our environment. I want to record the changing landscape through simplified shapes and colours.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Tsunami Drawings

I have produced several drawings of the recent Tsunami disaster which took place in Japan in March 2011.

A seriess of etchings using an image of the wave height taken at the time of the Tsunami.

An etching illustrating the shapes created by flood damage before and after the Tsunami.

A painting comparing an area in Japan close to the explosion and the central point of the Tsunami from 5.9.2010 and 2.3.2011.  I used white paint in the left to cover areas of water to symbolise purity, cleanliness and peace.  THe right hand side was painted with brown acrylic paint to show the areas of flooding, devastation and ruin.

A cut-out of the same area prior to the Tsunami

Post Tsunami cut-out

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