“Steady Hands – Lost Neurons”

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Acrylic and ink on 300gsm paper. 50cm. x 70cm.

Recognisable motifs or symbols have become recurring elements in my works. New symbols often appear as a painting developes and if relevant, they remain.

The hands developed from vague distant memories of junior school art, (when we would draw an outline around our hands to be coloured in). However when added to this work the hands took on a new meaning and memories most rececent, replaced those of earlier times. “Steady Hands” show that as a Parkinson’s sufferer, I am fortunate to not yet have tremors. The vibrant colours are my way of railing against a dull unpleasant disease. And the “Lost Neurons”, how else can I portray brain cells no longer there, than to have voids and holes within the image?  Lost neurons are gone forever, I must use different cells to ‘rewire’ my brain.

Cheers, Dave.

Author: David Carroll - Visual Artist

David is a contemporary artist using many types of media to create abstract artwork. Born in 1947 in North Wales, he migrated to Australia in 1970 with his wife and children. After many years working in the electrical trades, David went on to further his education, graduating from Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW. with a Bachelors Degree of Visual Art (Honours). David and his wife, now great-grandparents, live in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. where David works in his studio most days. His abstract artwork is inspired by memory; not so much to depict specific events but rather, to reflect emotional situations that are infused by present moments of recollection. In recent times, after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, his work has taken a new and positive direction. His 'Elemental Representions" use colour, form and symbolic motifs, to create a personal visual story line.

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