I am responding to a mystery. This is the best language I can use
to describe that response.
This language is formed by an awareness of nature in the
landscape as a conduit for this mystery.
In offering a view from my particular vantage point. I can only
describe what I see. What I see is the landscape as a source of
romantic and sublime inspiration.
This inspiration is ineffable but that does not mean one should
not attempt to describe it to the viewer. As the root of the word
suggests it may be perceived as a “Divine Breath” sourced
outside of the artist’s personality that breathes life into the work.
It is the “Aether” that inhabits the work. Though it may be
invited, it cannot be controlled; it is the event of becoming. It is
a way of being.
When we are inspired, thankfully, we do not rely upon ourselves
I portray an allegory where the artist and the viewer are
portrayed as a labourer awaiting the arrival of The Muse. They
meet and from there they travel through many scenes where we
begin to see the world through Her eyes. In time the labourer
begins to ask the question “Is She my Idea or am I Hers?”
The work itself is in the form of large and small objects. I use
primarily, paint on canvas with works in resin, bronze, glass, wood, mixed media, readymades,
photography and film.