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(oil on board, diameter: 32.3 cm, square size: 37.5 cm) 

'The Tulip Stairs', 2019

This is a painting of the famous ‘Tulip Stairs’ in the Queen’s House in Greenwich that Inigo Jones designed to be the first geometric, self-supporting spiral staircase in Britain. I thought the spiral shape and round oculus at the top would suit a circular painting. As with my convex mirror triptych I took a reference photo with a fisheye lens to emphasise a warped and convex effect - like it is also a mirror. 

isobel 09 last version.jpg
isobel 09 last version.jpg
isobel 09 last version.jpg