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Painting: Version 2 of ‘The Execution of the Lincoln Conspirators’ : Oil paint on canvas: 2012:  3’ x 3’.

Based on the photographic sequence of the original event by Alexander Gardner.

The development of the painting is shown in this selection from a sequence of photographs recording the development of the work.

My approach extends from my experience of developing photographic images using photographic chemicals.

During this process the image emerges from latency to fullest clarity.

The indistinct painted forms replicate the psychological disintegration of the subjects in their situation of extremis.

Final stage

Initial Stage

First Stage

Later Stage