This painting takes on the mimesis of a topographical landscape as though seen from above looking down. It takes on the appearance of a section of 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, as though one has walked a great distance and has now settled into a spot, looking down upon the rock one sits upon. Or a form akin to the photographic images of data sent back from satelites sent far and wide to record information on the solar system, recording the forms of planets, deciphering information on the viability of a rock for life. Here, through the elements of nature, we see the reinactment of an object from the landscape - the environmental aspect, the millions of years of constant re-shaping and forming from one layer after another becoming a strata of rock later to become a lump of rock or pebble, giving home to lichen.
The resonances from one form to another embodies the sublime fascination we have with our environment and the use of material from it to form new objects utilised in the world of humankind.
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.
Rock Pigments, Linseed Oil, Turps, Seawater, Hailstone water, Snowwater, Dammar varnish, Fixative, Matt Varnish