Philippa Blair

"Potion/Transmotion" 2017
2017
wood, acrylic and oil on canvas

Immediately visible atop this diptych is an iridescent alchemy, fluidly crossing between canvases, linked by small sticks that tentatively highlight the presence of two painted areas. The word ‘transmotion’ is how Blair’s late husband understood her work; aptly describing the way Blair employs the two-panelled diptych format to create structure and ambiguity.

Text: Chloe Geoghegan
Photo: Sam Hartnett