The structure for the composition of both paintings borrows elements from the Somewhere In Our Historical Memory series.

 

In Porirua Plaza there is  imagery includes a tuatara skeleton, a representation of a tiki taken from a 1910 newspaper advertisement, and a painted sketch of people in the present day shopping mall.  

In Piazza Grande, to the familiar imagery of 'soft' gun barrels is added a map of Istria including Trieste, details from an engraving about Napoleon's occupation of the city, and a sketch of the present day central piazza.

**  Both 3200x1200mm acrylic on canvas  **

 

Panoramic Paintings

 

Porirua Plaza 1991
 

Piazza Grande 1991