These forms probably derived from plant roots or other vegetable matter. They have been redefined by the artist to suggest human presences. They represent Sutherland’s fascination with the tension between opposites: beauty and ugliness, friendliness and menace. This seems to emanate from the ambiguity of the figures themselves and the strident colouring of the painting.
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