Oil and acrylic on canvas 90 x 90 x 4.4 cm / 35.4 x 35.4 x 1.7 in Executed in 2015
“Summerland” is from the Artist’s series Spatial history. In the series Spatial history, Parr revisits places and journeys that are often defined by emotion. Tensions between past and present, joy and saudade, presence and absence continue to inhabit her visual language, expressed through a set of coded references and metaphors which she explores through the balance of chance and control during the painting process. She uses pallet knife, brush and sponge building up layers and washing away in a process that becomes as important to remove as to add, a kind of reverberation of relationship with the canvas of addition and subtraction, push and pull.