There's no immediate connection to be seen between the sense impressions I absorbed during my residency in December, and the work that your see here.
This is a collection that focuses on the un-noticed, the overlooked, the secretly beautiful. It is there for us all, but often we are too busy to see, to really see, how the energy of the wind-driven storm disturbs the water, in particular patterns and how these patterns are echoed in the growth of shells, seaweed and traces in the sand. We are probably too busy to do more than murmur over a piece of bone, or broken pottery, or sea glass. But if we looked hard enough we would find its history in the texture of marks on its surface. At the very least, we should imagine.
My paintings this year are imaginings of what lies beneath the surface.
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