Scarf - Orbit 5 by Ham Darroch

One of Twelve is an Australian organisation working with art centres from across the Asia-Pacific to produce beautiful, wearable art in the form of vibrant, 100% silk scarves.

Ham Darroch, Orbit 5 © the artist
110cm x 110cm
100% Silk satin with hand rolled edges
All scarves include an artist's card, detailing the artist's work and practise 



Ham Darroch lived in London working as an assistant to British painter Bridget Riley, a leading proponent of twentieth-century Op art and hard-edge abstraction. This experience continues to inform Darroch’s practice. In Orbit 5 (2016), the mixture of sharp edges and contrasting colours show an artist deeply attuned to the optical effects of colouration and geometry. The cobalt arc pronounced by a yellow border appears at first to be setting while enveloping mountainous discs revolve around it. Reminiscent of a landscape, these forms present as inanimate objects yet through the artist’s intuitive grasp of geometric colour, they come to rest within the image as subjects of a domestic still life.

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