(...cont: "Our Roots are our Branches" by Guy Brett)
And paint, the long historical practice of painting, insinuates itself into this process. In these works, paint, or a paint-like substance, appears in several guises: as background colour, as raised outline, laid into grooves, sandwiched between panels. We can sometimes compare a paint-inscribed outline with one cut through the panel itself, so that the light passing through projects a virtual figure (say a 'house') on the wall behind. Further reality/illusion games have been conducted by Giacomo by means of a portable tree-symbol cut out of MDF which he carried around and photographed among the reflections in urban shop-windows. Instantly many layers are given to the image and its meaning.
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