David Barker

TWILIGHT  Waiwera   sold

72 × 60 cms (97 × 85 cms framed)     oil on gesso board

This veranda is attached to a house I once painted in oils many years ago from the front paddock. The farmer’s wife remembers that day. The fenceposts and sheds haven’t changed much since then. Timeless optical law determines the shadow cast by the fretwork is larger than those reflected in the sash window, here slightly raised to show two wine glasses within. The deck chair refers to moments of rest from seasons of endless farming.