|Harry Kent, Brett Whiteley's haunting, |
charcoal, shellac, oil and varnish on paper, 76 x 55 cm.
I have been haunted by Brett Whiteley - man, artist, cultural icon. This series of works has been both that haunting and an exorcism.
The drawing above is designed to be viewed through back lighting, such over a light box or illuminated by strong sunlight from behind, otherwise it is a dark and murky, almost undecipherable image.
But given the aforementioned illumination it suddenly 'appears' as a golden glow, the shellac having rendered the watercolour paper translucent.
Just like a ghostly apparition should.