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Collection: Gray's School of Art Collection
Object Type: Painting
Artist/Maker: Grounds, Nigel
Date: 1986
Media/Materials: Oil and collage on canvas
Dimensions: image: 151.2 cm x 128 cm; overall: 154.3 cm x 130.6 cm
Classification: Composition


Figurative composition featuring a military tank and machine like elements. Use of papier colle amongst the painted structures in the top left and on the right hand side. Amongst the architectural imagery is a magazine image of the caryatids of the Erechtheion.

Artist's statement:-

At the time I produced a series of works based on old engines and machinery because there was a lot of such
debris in my dads garden! The tank was based on the carbs of a Morris Minor,the tracks on old war photos of
bombed out cities with tramlines! The collage was experimental.

Object Number: ABDRG177