synthetic polymer paint on canvas
120 x 90 cm
â€˜In the Wet Season when you are in the boatâ€¦you will see that rain fall down especially when you are cruising â€¦ you feel that sting on your face it gets very very cold.â€ Rosella Namok
In this series of Stinging Rain, Rosella Namok uses various implements to scrape the painted surface. Stinging Rain - is part of a glowing work painted and this work is in a soft palette. In this work, rhythmic parallel lines paced obliquely to the vertical direction, take the moody narrative forward, their razorsharp gashes to the painted surface, created by a fine edged scraping tool. This work relates to fishing from a boat on the river during a downpour. â€˜It's always good when it starts to rain â€¦ it stings your face and stirs up the fish underneath.'