Canopy XXXII "Ninety-nine days"

Brian BLANCHFLOWER: artist

Not On Display

About the work

Blanchflower began working on his Canopy paintings in 1983-1984 with the first completed in 1985. They were based on his experience camping under hessian covers in Lake Moore that filtered his view of the night and daytime sky. The Canopy paintings capture a non-perspectival take on the world, while functioning as a metaphor of the sky as a canopy for the world, and a membrane between internal and external worlds. Blanchflower started this work in January 1993. It was put on hold while the artist travelled in Sarawak, the Outer Hebrides, Southern Europe and Turkey. When he returned, he recommenced working on the painting. The title refers to the duration of this trip; its colouration distils various aspects of Turkish visual culture that remained significant for Blanchflower following his travels.
Canopy XXXII "Ninety-nine days"
Artist/Maker and role
Brian BLANCHFLOWER: artist
synthetic polymer paint on 5 conjoined sections of canvas
225 x 187 cm (each)
225 x 930 cm (overall)
Credit line
Purchased 1996
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number

This is one of the paintings in our collection.