I have in mind an image – a starting point, a colour, a form; a simple sketch to follow, or a detailed cartoon. At this point my hand dictates the quality of the tapestry and, by increments, the consequent power of the woven image emerges.
Art is not created within a mental vacuum. It is shaped by what has preceded it and the world and time in which the artist lives. By absorbing these influences, and adding to them, something new is created. – Paul Mathieson 2015
1. The Tunnel Series 2003 Acrylic on Canvas Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB Panel 1- The Tunnel (42”x 42”) Panel 2- The Subway (42” x 48”) Panel 3 – Double Tunnel (42”x 42”) Mathieson is evolving the ancient tradition of triptych painting as a means of expanding an idea. The panels are connected in theme[…]