Marines/ Self-spoken studies

watercolour on paper and engraved brass-plates. 2009-13
A series of abstract studies in watercolour. Playing on the watercolour cliché of maritime themed painting, these abstract colour fields are in fact representing letters of the international navy code. While they nod nicely at a whole tradition of abstract paintings in the vein of Blinky Palermo, they actually also happen to really mean something. And it might be useful. Or even life-saving.