This piece represents the earth’s ancient and pervasive geological forces that shaped the stunning landscape that humans interact with today. Paint is poured and dried repeatedly, flowing across and through the succession of folded contours. Flattened, the membrane is then painted, adding to the complex, sedimentary-like layers of the artwork.
Membrane Art is an aesthetic thought that I have been evolving over the past twelve years. Starting with a loose (unframed) membrane, the surface geometry plays a part in creating distinctive expressions and unfolding events. The curvatures re-enact the natural world (containing multidimensional values). However, the idea is only complete when the membrane is unravelled and the results are revealed on the 2D picture plane. This generates the human visual experience, a metaphor for how we view the world.
Oil paint on Belgian linen