FLECK FINE ART JUNE EXHIBITION
Patina by MARCIA BIANCHI
Media: Oil on Canvas
There’s this thing that happens over time (that science can explain better than I) where, instead of rusting, certain metals build up a coating on their surface, and appear turquoise.
Patinas actually protect the material, and make the metal stronger against corrosion.
And I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately, because this pandemic is wearing us down. What we once called life was erased overnight, leaving us with disorientation and a beating heart. Collectively, we are being forced to adapt — to endure a painful unknown period of time, and that’s been really tough to accept.
But I read in a comic by Harlo Martens, “Beautiful things come about in ugly ways.” And there’s something I find beautiful about the teal colour of time. - Marcia Bianchi