This painting takes on the mimesis of a topographical landscape as though seen from above looking down. It takes on the appearance of a rock, a planet, a geological form or the wear and tear of a wall via entropy in the landscape. Inspired by the aesthetics of weathering and aging, the colours and interactions explore a poetical stance through the form of music, in this case listening to the Stone Roses, becoming something more in the imagination of the viewer, as though for the time one looks upon the image, one is transported and transformed. Here, through the elements of nature, we see the reinactment of an object from the landscape - the environmental aspect, the resonances of one form to another, embodying the sublime fascination we have with the environment and the use of material from it to form new objects through the interaction of artistry. [Note: It was an absolute coincidence the image appears to look like a young elephant - or rather this image was not consciously created.]
The painting uses rock pigments collected from my walks and travels in the landscape of Somerset, Spain, Cyprus and Mexico. The rocks were collected during my walks and travels, turning into powder and using as pigment to create these small paintings exploring the accidental and incidental whilst listening to the Stone Roses.
The combination of listening to music and working with nature, through various elements including the powder, movement of water, sea water, snow water, hailstone water, turps, linseed and gravity exploring the intervention of the artist with a variety of materials and means to capture the essence of the moment, forming these topographical works on paper.
The collaborative pieces between the artist and the materials draw out the natural and the manipulated, forming paintings that explore the movement of nature, entropy and conceptual thoughts influenced in subtle ways through the intervention of sound to form poetical painting with natural materials and industrially made material, resonating with the anthropocene age.
Mounted with a mount, backing board and cellophane bag. Ready for framing.
Oil Paper, Rock Pigments, Linseed Oil, Turps, Seawater, Hailstone water, Snowwater, Dammar varnish, Fixative, Matt Varnish