Experiencing the 'wilds' of Iceland's natural world in 2014 was an awe inspiring event. The Icelandic landscape is vast, wild, and desolate and at the same time hauntingly beautiful leaving an indelible mark.
I was keen to get images of Iceland's natural phenomenon's, hence the inspiration for 'Waterfalls Iceland' emerged. I felt that manipulating the original photo image would sustain the evocative memories and experiences: The power of nature. The immense roar and rush of water, the sublime experience of being so close to the precipice, the evocative smell of earth and water spray mingling. Being so close was surreal...Abstracting and manipulating the image in this way I endeavoured to create and capture a sense of immersion, the sublime and the surreal in this work.
Now these recent works are a continuation of the theme in acrylic paint. Abstract in definition through these series of works I endeavour to capture the experience of being so close to the precipice, enveloped in the sensations, sounds, and sights... these contemporary micro works capturing moments in time and place - out in the natural world.
The acrylic colours used in this work are Turquoise, Ultra Marine Blue and Pthalo Blue along with White; The technique was to energetically scrape on and scratch off until I felt I achieved an expressive sense of natures power - the sense of submersion experienced at the waterfalls in Iceland.
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