46 cm x 46 cm, acrylic paints on board.
Date produced: During the first three years after finishing High School (1978-1980).
Based on a game board type design, this painting has quite a lot of meaning behind it - based on the ultimate game. Each square’s colour is indicative of a stage in our lives. There is a progression through the squares, because the plus and minus signs generally touch to form lines. The progression begins at birth, and ends at...
You can count up the pluses and minuses to find out whether it was all worth it!
The painting was a lot of fun to paint because of its simplicity and boldness. Many people have commented that they could have painted it, so it is not as captivating as a painting that looks more photographic or skilful. It is interesting to note that they even though they felt that they could produce a painting like this, they hadn’t.
I prefer to enjoy the range of possibilities that one can pursue, rather than judging a piece solely on how difficult it may have been to realise. The real value of this type of painting lies within the ideas behind it.