Blow described herself as an academic abstract painter, blending traditional and improvised materials to create impactful textures, forms and colours. This work incorporates blended ash made from burning nuts in her studio stove. Green and White took Blow one to two months to complete and was made while teaching at the RCA. Previously, she had used low-quality found material, in part as a tribute to her former lover Alberto Burri. In the 1960s, however, Blow made works which were more open, brightly-coloured and apparently celebratory.
Gallery label, September 2016