Mythic Spaces

Cloud Inversion, mixed media on paper. 25″ by 39″
Heron Eats World, Mixed media on paper. 2020. 94 by 70 cm’s

By ‘Mythic’ I am referring to a suggestion of creation myth that I identify with in connection with these landscape-esque paintings. They come initially from a desire to express something that is experienced both in ‘awe-inspiring’ or dramatic landscapes as well as within myself – to do with imagery that might come from the psyche.

The paintings focus on the feeling of being on the edge of something – perhaps the ending or beginning of the world or creation, giving a sense of awe or expectation, as well as of expression of a world that is in a perpetual state of becoming, and imbued with a vital energy.

 

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Gorge. Mixed media on paper. 23″ by 32″

Mythic Space 3,
August, 2019

They are also very much about an exploration in the mark-making process, as well as the kinds of shapes and symbols that sometimes re-occur. Within the latter can be found disks (perhaps plates of information?), waves etc.

Mountain Memory, SOLD

 

Separations. Mixed media on paper
(Not available)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             A variation, or related series of work, looks more at animal and human forms within spaces – the forms merging together and moving, swirling around the picture surface as in a dance.
Dynamic movement painting Battle chaos painting, Buffalo head-on. 2018
Dynamic movement painting Battle chaos painting, Thugs Dance
 
Dynamic movement painting, Buffalo
Dynamic movement painting Battle chaos painting, Zulu
Riot 1
Custer Battle Study 1,
Oil on Paper. 20 by 20cm’s
Custer Battle, Study 2, Oil on paper
20 by 20cm’