Enter the Athletes - Olympic Games Opening Ceremony 2021
oil and enamel on canvas
91 x 122cm
Courtesy the artist
'We, globally, were spectators of theatre devoid of live audience. The Japanese hosts provided a riveting parade of actors, musicians, clowns and athletes. Pastel shades were broken by strong shadows and harlequin patterns.
'These positive/negative images and contrasts brought to mind patterned fabric. There was no regimented march of athletes, but spontaneity, enjoyment and selfies. White masks were barely visible in the blur of white clad athletes gliding past.
'I was drawn to creativity from this unique contemporary event.'