Ian Scott

Lattice No. 248

Lattice No. 248 by Ian Scott

Artwork Detail

Lattice No. 248 is the last and finest second period Lattice painting. The first of the Lattices was begun in 1976 and continued until 1986. Four panels with the same design are abutted together to create a painting where the diagonal change outs create a fascinating sequence of interlocking squares and triangles. While the woven lines in Lattice No. 248 are discontinuous they form parts and wholes of interlocking squares across the 4 square paintings that reach far beyond the painting’s edges.

Scott’s Lattices are among the most accomplished abstract paintings produced in New Zealand. There is an equivalent interest between pattern and colour. The oppositional change-outs of each lattice have an interlocking geometry whose colour shifts cannot be symmetrically predicted.

This four part painting was made through a laborious cutting out, layering of masking tape, in-painting and consequent tape removal. The patience required to both plan and then execute such abstractions is tantamount to the difficulty that Gordon Walters encountered in the painting of his own Koru works.

Lattice No. 248
Ian Scott
Production date
Jan 2013
acrylic on canvas
1981 x 1981 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Nan Corson and Chris Corson-Scott, 2014
Accession no
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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