woodsdebig

"Woodside"
Frank McNab, 2009, acrylics on canvas. 52 x 62 framed.

 This was built to stand out from the surrounding tenements of St George's Cross and although there aren't so many tenements now it still dominates. In this work the nearby high rise blocks have changed into strange mountains with doorways in them. There really is a wood at the side and the dragon still exists as a sphynx guarding the door.
The disconcerting combination of wild and cultivated in the landscape reflects the palladian decoration of the architecture.