'Treasures and Relics' I–IV


Treasures and Relics series, I–IV, 2011. A set of four related, linear works – each 122 cm square – in oil stick and oil paint on black gesso over linen canvas.

"I’ve never been interested in cars or modes of transport - I only know the names of ones from when I was a kid. But the Spitfire and the Porsche and the battleship have always seemed to me to have something of perfection in their design. They are anonymous in their beauty, like the fleur-de-lys, and compelling, like heraldic ciphers of the 20th century." – Brian, 2020