This painting takes on the mimesis of a topographical landscape as though seen from above looking down or across the expanse of a landscape. It takes on the appearance a rock, a planet and geological form. The colours and interactions from a poetics of form, becoming something more in the imagination of the viewer, as though for the time one looks upon the image, one is transported to the landscape.
To me there appears a figure, akin to Lord Pacal emerging from a sea of gold, looking up towards the sky and to the stars. I find this particularly interesting as some of the rocks from Mexico came from Palenque.
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 listen to jazz.
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.
These works are applied to a board once dry and placed into a handmade box frame.
Handmade Rock Pigment, Watchet Rocks, Medium, Linseed Oil, Medium, Industrial Pigment, Postcard.