Artwork > Figure/Ground

Belinda Bryce Figure/Ground
oil on panel
12" x 12"
2011
Belinda Bryce Figure/Ground
oil on panel SOLD
20" x 18"
2010
Belinda Bryce Figure/Ground
oil on panel SOLD
18" x 19"
2010
Belinda Bryce Figure Ground
oil on panel SOLD
12" x 12"
2010
Belinda Bryce Figure/Ground
oil on panel SOLD
20" x 18"
2010
Belinda Bryce Figure/Ground
oil on panel SOLD
12" x 12"
2010
Belinda Bryce Figure/Ground
oil on panel SOLD
10" x 10"
2010
Belinda Bryce Figure/Ground
oil on panel
12" x 12"
2011
Belinda Bryce Figure Ground
oil on panel SOLD
20" x 18 "
2011
Belinda Bryce Figure/Ground
oil on panel SOLD
30" x 24"
2010
Belinda Bryce Figure/Ground
oil on panel
20" x 18"
2011
Belinda Bryce Figure/Ground
oil on panel SOLD
30" x 24"
2011

This work began with an inquiry into the figure-ground relationship. I decided to use the rabbit image for the figure as a way of uniting a body of work that explored a range of approaches to the figure and its surrounding ground.

I chose the rabbit because its form is easily distinguished and there's an innate playfulness about the long, large ears and twitching nose. Abundant, aloof, fecund and prolific, the rabbit can be a symbol of comfort and vulnerability, but the zigzag pattern of their flight from predators suggests the trickster's craft of staying one step ahead, of the rapid transition from stillness to departure.