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Boo Saville’s color field paintings are only a portion of her oeuvre, but are perhaps the most indicative of her interest in divergent models of aesthetic exploration. The abstractions are achieved by layering paint over time, slowly sanding and cleaning each dry layer of paint before applying the next. The process is driven by instinct depending on the situation of a given day influenced by mood, emotion, light, and music. The paintings serve as a record of the days and of the decisions Saville has taken to get to the finished product. As soon as the abstracts start to resemble a ‘painting’, Saville tends to destroy that gesture within the paint. The abstracts are always tonally neutral and represent the moment before a gesture or a slow recurring dream.