2008 to 2018.
I did a small painting of an old bridge in Vodňany: this was the starting point. I made 7 paintings that reflected different aspects. The problem was to get them to work individually and together, so whilst I had finished versions done within a year, they did not work together and frankly some were not good enough. After 5 years at an exhibition in Czech Republic in 2013 I was content with what I saw on the wall.
111. OSSIAS FOR DANCING
I have made 9 finished sets of Variations, this is the latest and perhaps the last. From the first in 1966-7, they are rule-based and intended to be viewed as a unit. I took a small part of one painting from ‘Vodňany‘ to make the first of these Ossia. The material is in 9 layers so by changing the order I developed the structure for 14 new paintings. They need to be seen together to comprehend my intentions.