This painting was composed during the Melbourne Cup day when a celebratory mood was felt in the air at the shopping village of Middle Park. The first Tuesday in November, the Melbourne Cup bets were on. A notable horse race with grand festivities that ‘stops’ the nation.
I have cut out stencils inspired by advertising motifs to achieve a rhythmic pattern. I wanted to guide the viewer’s eye around the painting rather than allowing the eye to settle on a particular focal point.