Peter van Straten Art by Peter van Straten

Red line with soil and coal

Over the years, watching the way different people respond to images has convinced me that paintings are no more than elaborately decorated mirrors.

In this painting little Luke Pascoe has created a monumental Artistic Intervention in his mother’s sitting room, and we are privileged to peer over her shoulder at the moment she discovers this. Is she enlightened enough to appreciate the profundity, or will the next five minutes be by far the most traumatic of little Luke’s life? His fate, dear viewer, is in your mind.