HAYWARD’S BRIDGE

 

The recent painting, ‘Hayward’s Bridge’, is my first surreal, as opposed to realistic, work. The scene is entirely fictional. Everything, from the waterfront of the city in the background, to the ‘impossible’ bridge itself, is imaginary. What traffic could the bridge carry, if any? No idea, answers on a postcard, please. The only thing with a foothold in reality is the name. Roger Hayward, 1899-1979, was an American artist, architect, optical designer and astronomer. He once drew a sketch he called ‘Undecidable Monument’ and it set me thinking. ‘Hayward’s Bridge’ was the result.













HAYWARD’S BRIDGE

26” x 36” (66 x 91cm)

Acrylic on panel

£4250