Andreas Roseneder Hellenic Sun Shell, interference acrylic on metal, 2010
Enjoying my recent stay on the island Ikaria in the Greek Pelagos I initially felt glad to have escaped daily information & scaring news on screens & papers. The soothing calm view out of the rent house in Faro/Fanari to the nearby island Fourni shaped on horizon made that emotionally more easy:
One day accompagning Paul (he runs the bar Fos Fanari on Faros´ beach) on his shopping-trips to main town Agios Kirikos I was on looking for some workable round plates for my pictural ideas on interference acrylic technique under Hellenic sun – always aware of last media´s hot spots on Deepwater Horizon, this biological RoundUp on maritime environment. What I found here in Icaria´s landscape was more than mere information about tracks of human activity amidst the Mexican Gulf or on the soils of Texas: the rusty upper shells of a modern amphora – the industrial oil-barrel.
I started my individual “archaeological” recherches…
…allways followed by ships & wrecks
Back at the bar Fos Fanari a native gave a helpful hint for better search at the local electricity power station
There I even found the vivid coloured pallette for my enterprise
– & finally saw them! – my plates!:
…got up to an imaginary studio on the terrace of the house on the beach…
there we all were in good mood
rolled over the beach
& opened a virtual exhibition
Andreas Roseneder Hellenic Inverted Sun, interference acrylic on metal, 2010
all plates you may particullary see here
– & have a comparing look at the esthetical view of American photographer Benjamin Lowy on DeepWaterHorizon´s far-reaching outcomes: oil on water – the colours on oil surface remember me to the effects of the interfence acrylics I used on Ikaria!