Note/Thought - Primary and secondary qualities / by Ally McGinn

Using branches brings the art of the natural world into the gallery and my work, without referencing a single element of it.  Covering those elements and referencing the natural world itself? Removing associations? And yet we still know what it is.

Painting these things in a uniform grey removes the primary qualities of them as objects.

NOTE - As defined by philosopher John Locke the primary qualities of an object are its inherent qualities, and the secondary qualities are our subjective experience of it. 

 Ally McGinn (2017) Studio shot. 15.11.17

Ally McGinn (2017) Studio shot. 15.11.17