A continuation of the Limitary Patterns theme, this image took several months to evolve. The events of a few weeks (June 2016) perhaps helped crystallise the idea for the shapes and colours. The images and ideas we associate with man's boundaries are now juxtaposed with the symbolism of a crusade. Binary Impulse £330 Acrylic and … Continue reading Binary Impulse
Perseus in Aethiopia
Within a series starting with the idea of allegory.The added structure was assembled using Meccano® parts and copper. It is attached to the stretcher and the canvas. Perseus in Aethiopia 2016 £250 Acrylic and mixed media painting with added sculptural relief in Meccano® and copper.61cmsq (stretcher size) approx 12cm deep. Notebook page with annotations for symbolic and … Continue reading Perseus in Aethiopia
Towards Allegory £50 mixed media on cement on paper unframed 195 mm sq
Legend £250 Mixed media with acrylic and cement on canvas. 61 cm sq 2015 Notebook page for Legend piece noting symbolism related to the four elements and allegorical ideas. Notebook Dec 2015
Transition Ark Printed Digital art workPoA Details: Image = 24 x 24 cm sq, printed on Permajet Museum Cotton, this is a textured 100% cotton fine art paper 310gsm using inks with a blue wool scale rating of 6, = light fastness for 85+ years. Mounted in 40 x 40 cm sq 2.4mm acid free mount card off white. … Continue reading Transition Ark
All Nature Catalogue
This is a PDF catalogue of my work exhibited under the title All Nature at Gallery 35 Sheffield in November 2015. All Nature
One For Sorrow II
Mixed media acrylic and embedded objects on paper 30 cm sq
2015 Mixed media, and embedded objects on cement on canvas. 40cm sq This is a passing, a transition from one state to the next. It is signified in material but concerns the ethereal and intangible. There is no legacy, only values lost forever.
One For Sorrow I
Mixed media on paper 30cm sq
Here and There
Mixed media and acrylic on canvas 40cm sq No rudder or compass, the vessel floats free. It is everywhere and nowhere. It is mythical sailing in stories of fantastic voyages of the imagination. It is full of empty dreams. We keep vigil as it crosses our horizon.
Mixed media and acrylic on canvas 40cm sq Truth is examined, honesty held up to scrutiny. Beauty, no longer safely in the eye of the beholder, is in peril. Added value fails to keep the balance sheet clean. The square is without compass.
Illusion of Inclusion
Mixed media and acrylic on canvas 40cm sq There are barriers some are subtle others plain. A net is more than a barrier, it catches and holds. The frayed edges soften the impact; maybe they are time worn, as if by tradition. The net sorts and separates, being caught in the net is being caught … Continue reading Illusion of Inclusion
Sea Shell Sky
Mixed Media and acrylic medium on canvas. 40cm sq What might be a landscape or seascape is turned to form another plane or reality. The boundary between surfaces and realities is blurred. Scale becomes ambiguous. The crusted edges either coast or shell, the pearl-shimmer horizons are twisted from the horizontal.
What we say if we listen.
Mixed media on canvas 20" sq A seashell and other objects are embedded into and onto the canvas. The shell although like an ear is as much sending as catching a message in the form of a cloud whisper. What might be a landscape or seascape is turned to form another plane or reality.
Ruling Out or Containing Assertion
Transcending the Presence
Transcending the Presence : The Lucid Moment Mixed Media and acrylic on canvas. 40cmsq There is a suggestion of an angel, perhaps in transition from an earthbound reality. The collaged fragments are from a magazine article on the aerial photography of Edward Burtinsky. There is a mix of plan and elevation and of object and image.
In two parts this piece is an extension of the Limitary Patterns theme. The work incorporates borders and sections, boundaries and edges. This developed during the making to include matching transitions of pattern across the canvas edges on all sides. This is similar to, but not exactly a hidden repeat pattern. The two parts are … Continue reading Hidden Repeats
A Natural History
Limitary Patterns revisited A Natural History Diptych SOLD 05/2016 In progress
Mixed media including bitumen and cement with assemblage on canvas 2014 8"x 8" x 2" A continuation from the ‘bare roots’ series, this piece relies more on composition and texture. The natural colour of the cement ground is more obvious. In Night Leaves there is also a more deliberate attempt to create a sense of allegory.
Something of the Night
Mixed media including bitumen and assemblage on canvas. 2014 8" x 8"x 1" This contiuation from the Grass Roots series aims at a darker allegorical meaning.