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The Witching Hour

2016, Oil on Italian Linen, 80 x 74cm

Nillumbik Art prize 2017, Finalist

There is a line in McInernery’s Brightness Falls: “At the time of night when guests become disk jockeys, sifting through the library of records and tapes, the stereo becomes a time machine, stuck in reverse.” 

So the technology might be a little dated now, but the content rings true. Until the night degenerates. After a certain hour, bravure rises and inhibitions lower. What happens next is perhaps best not remembered. 

Better to immortalise it in a painting.