Yellow-Jacked

Cameron Galt RWA | Watercolour on Paper | 8.5 x 11 inches

The ‘Yellow Jacket’ wasp depicted in this painting is ‘hijacking’ the sweet treat, hence the title. It is something of a red herring – a motif – because the vibrating frequency of one specific wasp species exactly matches the frequency of a Tesla Coil -which is the true representation of the painting. The Tesla Coil, signified by the image of the doughnut ring, is a Torus, a genus one level surface, the pure mathematical inspiration of Tesla’s industrial electrical Coil. The significance of the melting icing, the decomposition and decay that will be inevitably inflicted by the Yellow Jacket represents the risk to the planet from decadence, despite any green-washing industry narrative.

I am a realist painter of all traditional subjects, ie. portrait, landscape & still-life. Most of my work is produced by working directly from life with my subject matter right in front of me. I rarely make anything which could be described as ‘studio’ work but if I do those works are always informed by observational drawings & studies. Nature is too complex to record in paint without a lot of looking, to this, the memory alone can’t be trusted.” Cameron Galt

 

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£700.00

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