System Painting 1. 1978.
Paintings done to a pre-determined formula.
Acrylic painting on board.
In this early painting I was partly inspired by Hans Arp who used chance in his work and Tom Phillips who influenced the format.
I used a system relating letters of the alphabet in the title to various paint techniques in numbered squares. A line drawing followed a similar pattern over the top. At the time I was making Concrete Poems: a poem to the power of 3, for instance had three verses of three lines with three words per line, from the third book, three shelves down, three pages in etc.
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