Tail/Tale End. 2020. A/C. 40x30cm

Tail/Tale End. 2020. Acrylic on Canvas. 40x30cm

Playing on words, this painting both concludes a series of 5 works as well as literally picturing the rear end of a plane. 

Coloured dots and dashes suggest a kind of morse code……for me, one informed by too many filmic moments of flight navigation.  Iconic and familiar colours on the tail of the British Airways plane are quickly identified.  Hopefully, the image is redeemed by abstraction, here transforming the commercial poster to the less utilitarian.

Seems prescient how a small painting can herald the end of an era.

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