Eclipse - an exhibition by Paula Coulthard
The Poi Room, Newmarket
Nov 2nd - 12th
Preview 2nd Nov 5.30pm
Eclipse is an exhibition in three parts.
An eclipse of Moths, Dark Eclipse and Light Eclipse. Although the three bodies of work are stylistically different, they all riff on the same theme.
The common understanding of an Eclipse is an obscuring of the light from one celestial body by the passage of another between it and the observer or between it and its source of illumination.
Eclipse is also the collective noun for a gathering of moths. Although it is a mathematical inevitability due to the laws of physics, an eclipse is a rare and wondrous thing that grabs our attention and has long been seen as auspicious.
My processes are as much about sculpture as painting. The inherent texture and colour of the substrate is an integral part of the work.