Usually a painter of large- scale acrylic and oil works, with this project Eleanor Zecchin has the opportunity to escape and create other imaginative spaces, encouraging the audience to take the journey with her.
The project initially began as a bit of fun for Zecchin, allowing her to experiment with watercolours. Upon discovering there were so many different variations of any one potential idea, she decided she wanted to see a bigger project to fruition.
“The medium of watercolour has been good for me because it’s soothing to work with, it’s the nature of watching things happen, and it’s not labour intensive either,” says Zecchin.
“The oil painting, which is typically large scale, has more action. It’s still enjoyable but I needed to take a break from it physically.”
Zecchin’s 1000 metaphorical readings of rainbows, which each measure 162 by 144 millimetres, will be displayed across four walls of the gallery, with a core group in the middle in a grid and the others set out as offshoots that start to fall outside of the grid.