Memorandum, a wall installation comprised of 70 hand-painted plates. The central image of the work, a large vase of vibrantly painted flowers is derived from 17th century Dutch painting, more specifically “pronkstilleven” (Dutch for ‘ostentatious still life’). Each individual plate serves as a canvas for the artist’s brush strokes; together, the plates reveal the intricate abstract floral motif of their source material. Bridging the gap decorative and fine art the glazed surfaces of earthenware plates collectively become a fragmented canvas for Hatch’s delicate, painterly re-rendering.
Material: 70 hand-painted earthenware plates with glaze and underglaze
Dimensions: 80h x 56w inches