Homebush Boys High School
My work began by looking out on to the water where the boats lay. I photographed the boats and soon began to look more closely at their intricate surfaces. I observed their rough weathered textures and crumbling layers and attempted to incorporate these into my work. I also sought to convey the effect time has had on these boats: stripping and corroding their physical stature. As I progressed my paintings became more abstract; less about the boats as physical vessels and more about the detrimental effect time and weather have had on them.
Influencing artists: Cy Twombly, John Firth Smith, Rosalie Gascoigne, Robert Rauschenberg
Research Three studies from the Temeraire and the boats depicted by Cy Twombly, from both an art-historical and a social history perspective.
Compare Leandros Pandoulis’s and Twombly’s approaches to depicting boats. What has each artist chosen to focus on? Discuss whether they been successful in achieving their aims.