This painting is inspired by the musician Idris Muhammud, a jazz drummer, and his jazz composition Wander. The painting explores the forms created through the influence of following the tune and responding to the sounds and various instruments, tapping, flicking, hitting, spilling etc. via the sequences of sound as the tune was played. Through this the forms created take on the form of a landscape, as though one is wandering through the image on a pathway to somewhere, somewhere the viewer's imagination is creating through time spent with the image.
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