INTERDEPENDENCE, 2019

Since childhood, I’ve intuitively practiced a way of seeing spatially that is part of everyday experience – and a kind of in-depth training. When I began this series of paintings, I was thinking about the ground beneath our feet that holds so much more than surface appearances might suggest. 

On picking up a stone, for instance, what first draws my attention is the colour, and how this echoes the ambience of the wider field. On closer inspection, a unique stratigraphy is revealed, telling of substances within that make appearance what it is.

 

These paintings, with their linked shapes and colours, I suggest, can bring to mind quite personal associations without being representational. As I work, each painting becomes a kind of aggregate where colour shapes multiply and shift in view - simple fuel to my continuing explorations.

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