Landscape by Carolyn Parton - exhibited on 'Threshold', an exhibition at Michaelis, Cape Town, till 19 October 2011.

But not a lot of it. The exhibition ‘Threshold” has been extended to run until Saturday 22nd October at Michaelis. The landscape up top is by Carolyn Parton and it’s part of this show that pulls focus on climate change. Carolyn’s insane looking works offer a sound of mind punt for a different approach to waste and consumerism. They make an eye-boggling statement about landfill and, by using up spent paint to build up the strata in these incredible landscapes, Carolyn makes her point eloquently – and in a way that can’t be ignored. Michaelis have asked to acquire the work for their permanent collection.

'Drop' by Carolyn Parton, created using Earthcote acrylic wall paint. Now at Freeworld Design Centre, Waterkant Street, Cape Town. Photo: Antonia Loubser for Elle Decoration.

Carolyn made these luscious tongues of paint as part of a collaboration project that she and I connected on a few months ago, for Freeworld Coatings and Elle Decoration. The tongues were created by building up layers of paint on a flat surface and allowing it to dry. They’re on permanent exhibition at the Freeworld Design Centre in Cape Town.

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