Black Koan


107 x 86 cm

Etching, edition of 75.

Various Collections

“In 1990, I was asked to make a print for the Mead gallery Art Collection. The plan was that the edition would be sold to pay for the restoration of the 20′ high kinetic light sculpture, White Koan that the University of Warwick had purchased in 1972. I decoded to create an image related to the sculpture and began working with Charlie Newington on a large etching. I was in a sombre mood and Charlie encouraged me to attack the plate in a free, almost expressionist manner. The White Koan is a minimal meditative work, Black Koan, the etching was more like its shadow, an ominous and brooding image.” in Underexposed catalogue, 2014