Ian  S.  Bott

Writer and artist

Chessboard Pavilion

January 1988

Like a lot of my paintings, this started life as a random image that popped unbidden into my head. There must have been some embryonic inspiration for it, there usually is, but the source is lost in the mists.

In this work, I made a conscious effort to use color and break from the intrusive black so much in evident earlier on.