The Disco Cactus is a unique artwork which I created on inspiration from a friend. Disco is one of three cacti that I have painted so far, each incredibly unique in their own ways.
The cactus formed a rather prickly task for me to create - creating form and meaningfully placing and manipulating inks can be quite difficult as the inks are usually quite free and intuitive. So the task of creating these three cacti really helped to develop a stronger understanding of how the inks spread and react to one another. It forced me to be deliberate in my actions and thoughtful, stepping out of my usually fluid and flowing methods.
The painting has been sealed with three coats of Kamar Varnish to protect the artwork and three coats of UV-protectant to resist the fading effects of UV exposure. Each of the Cactus paintings comes framed in an oak box frame with the option to use a kickstand or hang the piece on the wall.
Hand-painted and framed in Melbourne.
Length - 22.0 cm
Height - 27.0 cm
Depth - 3.5 cm