Maxxi Minaxi May | Whoa, that’s a full Rainbow… Double Rainbow Across the Sky | 2019 | 1030mm x 1030mm x 40mm (framed) | Washi tape (paper), glue and epoxy resin on board | Perth Royal Art Prize, WA | Perth Children’s Hospital
‘Whoa… Rainbow…’ continues explorations from her solo exhibition Pattern Clasher at Art Collective WA. Masking tape is woven, wrapped and decoupaged, elevating it from masking-off to ‘paint’. Nature in its bursts of colour and pattern – greenery, flowers, animals and especially the delight of experiencing a rainbow or two, interlink into a process-driven ornamental weaving. The title and inspiration comes from the viral video by Yosemitebear62, Mountain Double Rainbow from 2010.