Heavy Paper, Deep Blacks, White Whites
by Steven McCabe
Recent work I’d forgotten.
Heavy paper, deep blacks, white whites.
Came out more sepia-cream in the photographs.
Heavy watercolour paper.
India ink, white ink,
white gouache, black gouache.
Full-size works I folded then tore by hand.
Smaller now than a single newspaper page.
I don’t remember why.
Older phone camera can’t capture the
texture, depth & edge.
I like the mistaken sepia-cream.
Deep-sea psyche-diving during first lockdown.
Abstractions, realism, touch of symbolism,
Seeing as fins
fins as perception
perception as touch
touch as seeing.
Some daylight photos showing more detail: